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superstorm Sandy

Jersey Firefighters to Help Each Other Rebuild after Sandy

by Jeff Coltin
Jersey City Fire Department

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During Superstorm Sandy, many firefighters responded to emergencies while their own homes were being ravaged.  Now New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is responding to their needs with a program connecting firefighters who still need help rebuilding their homes with other firefighters who have time and skills to volunteer. 

Famed NYC Bakery Blames Sandy for Mouse Troubles

by Associated Press

Wally Gobetz, flickr

A New York City bakery famous for its cupcakes is blaming Superstorm Sandy for a mouse infestation that led it to be temporarily shut down for health code violations.

Magnolia Bakery's popular shop in Manhattan's West Village was closed by the Health Department Thursday after an inspector found mouse droppings in the basement.

A spokeswoman for the bakery tells the New York Post that the mice turned up after parts of the neighborhood close to the Hudson River flooded during the October storm.

Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

by Associated Press

cornfusion, flickr

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Superstorm Sandy.

The maps establish new standards for rebuilding along the Jersey Shore. They show a much higher risk of flooding in some areas than the old maps did and establish tougher standards for rebuilding, including higher elevations.

Sandy Report Details New York's Storm Needs

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley

Flickr/ cwbuecheler

Floodgates for tunnels, subways and airports as well as a network of safe havens like old Civil Defense shelters should be among quick, simple preventive measures New York installs for future storms, according to the full report by an expert panel examining Superstorm Sandy's effects in New York.

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