We’re Talking About The Cost Of Climate Change All Wrong
Failing to act on climate change, climate experts warn, will cost even more money. So we tried to calculate just how much.
One Neighborhood's Remarkable Recovery From Superstorm Sandy In Before-And-After Photos
It's been two years since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the shores of New Jersey and New York. Here is how Breezy Point, Queens, has rebuilt in the past two years.
Chris Christie Is Facing A Federal Investigation Over His Use Of Sandy Relief Funds
The feds are investigating whether Christie improperly used Sandy relief funds to produce tourism ads starring him and his family, according to a CNN exclusive.
Everything You Need To Know About Hurricane Sandy Recovery In One Chart
Hurricane Sandy was the second costliest hurricane since 1990, and other stunning facts about the storm last year, and the slow recovery in New York and New Jersey. A chart from Porch.com.
14 People Who Refused To Move After Hurricane Sandy
On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, BuzzFeed traveled to areas in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy to ask locals why they decided to stay.
One Year After Sandy, Plans To Protect NYC Take Shape
They say "it's the most ambitious, realistic plan that could be developed to deal with the effects of climate change over the next 40 years," but if another storm doesn't hit soon, will it even happen?
Then And Now: Revisiting 12 Iconic Pictures From Hurricane Sandy
BuzzFeed talked to the photographers who took some of the most memorable images from Hurricane Sandy about the storm, its immediate aftermath, and how the hardest-hit areas have changed over the past year.
Anthony Weiner, Feeling "So Right," Gets Back To His Base In Rockaway
The place he keeps coming back to. "I'm tellin' ya, it's like everything's right in the world," says the candidate, barefoot on the beach.
Long Islanders Furious After "Princesses: Long Island" Star Calls Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Area "A Ghetto"
Residents of Long Island are angry with Bravo and calling for a boycott for the way the new reality show portrays Long Island.
Red Cross Still Sitting On $100M Raised For Superstorm Sandy Victims
7 months after the storm, the Red Cross still hasn't spent a third of the money raised.
The Jersey Shore Officially Reopens For Memorial Day
Gov. Chris Christie, the cast of the Jersey Shore, and the band Fun. all came to ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to reopen the area, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
New York Congressman: Mandatory FEMA Cuts "Would Be A Disaster" For Sandy Victims
"And it seems to me it's just on cruise control right now, no one's doing anything to stop it," Rep. Peter King says.
Paul Ryan Joins Conservatives In Opposing Sandy Flood Insurance Bill
"President Obama and Congress owe the people of New York and New Jersey better,” Ryan said.
Chuck Schumer At War With John Boehner Over Sandy Relief Bill
Railing against the "Boehner betrayal," Schumer sides with Cantor.
17 Moments That Restored Our Faith In The Humanity Of Politicians This Year
Sometimes, they get it so right.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Package Packed With Extra Spending
From cars for the FBI to salmon research, bill's spending would go far and wide. And not all of it is related to the storm's devastation.
Barbara Walters Asks Chris Christie If He's Too Fat To Be President
"That's ridiculous, I mean, that's ridiculous," Christie said during a segment for Walters' Most Fascinating People special.
For Domestic Violence Survivors, Hurricane's Impact Is Particularly Severe
"We always worry that they'll feel like, I'm going to be out on the street with my kids, so I'm just going to have to go back to him," says the director of a service agency.
Snow Piles Up On Sandy's Destruction
New York and New Jersey just can't catch a break. Still-recovering regions saw between three and thirteen inches of snow Wednesday.
Top Senate Democrat Sees Opening For Immigration Next Year
Sen. Chuck Schumer also warns additional federal assistance will be needed for cleanup and recovery in wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Disaster relief has been a federal government responsibility for a long time,” Schumer says.
The Political Conversation Finally Turns To Climate Change
All but absent from news coverage before Hurricane Sandy, climate change became a campaign issue again — for about two days.
LGBT Homeless Center Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy
The Ali Forney Center's main location was devastated when the storm hit New York City.
Occupy Movement Finds A Mission In Sandy's Wake
A fading crusade is finally working: "guerrilla volunteering" for Occupy Sandy.
Clinton, Obama, Campaign On Sandy
The President's aides won't discuss the politics of the storm, but the president begins his speech with talk of recovery. "The president's going to win thanks to a woman named Sandy," says one supporter in Iowa.
Haley Barbour Says Sandy Broke Romney's Momentum
Pessimism from a top Republican figure.
New Jersey Allows Citizens To Vote By Email
They'll still need to sign the ballots though — and to waive their right to secrecy. Sandy's electoral aftermath.
Join BuzzFeed To Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy
Let's come together to raise money to help the people who are still suffering and rebuilding in New York and New Jersey.
Tight-Knit Staten Islanders Have Nowhere To Go
Rage boils over on the South Shore, where recovery isn't moving fast enough. "Where are you gonna go? Next door?"
20 Bleak Photos Of The Northeast Gas Shortage
Fuel is in short supply as lines stretch for blocks, from downtown Manhattan to New Jersey.
Hungry New York Families Dig Food Out Of Dumpsters After Sandy
Downtown residents broke a locked trash container open outside of an East Village grocery store Thursday afternoon. And no, they're not all "freegans."
What Mike Bloomberg's Endorsement Means
A return to the politics of climate, just in time for Barack Obama.
NJ Democratic Congressional Candidate Equates Opponent To Hurricane Sandy
Democrat Shelly Adler, who is running against Republican Congressman Jon Runyan for New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, ran a radio ad in the lead up to Hurricane Sandy equating the storm's potential destruction to her opponent. "She should be embarrassed," says the Runyan campaign.
UPS Delivers To Hoboken, Hurricane Be Damned
These Amazon orders aren't going to deliver themselves. To everyone out there working through this disaster, thank you.
"This Is The Price You Pay If You Want To Live By The Water"
On Brooklyn's wrecked coastline.
Sandy Forces Media And Politicians To Talk About Climate Change
Chuck Todd said what few reporters, and fewer pols, have acknowledged: "It's called climate change, folks." "When the surge of water comes straight at the media capital of our home planet, it may really make a difference," says Bill McKibben.
Wealthiest Americans Could See Huge Disaster Payouts In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
Disaster assistance, flood insurance subsidies amongst millions of dollars in funding millionaires have received after past disasters.
Romney Spokesman Withholds Judgment on Obama's Storm Response
"I refer to Governor Christie's remarks."
Chris Christie Is The Ultimate Hero Of Hurricane Sandy
New Jersey's governor came across as frank, impassioned, and utterly human during the hurricane, like a troubled action movie hero. So obviously, here is a fan fiction interpretation of his tweets.
Republican Senate Candidate Pushed For Cuts To Emergency Spending
Amendment by Rep. Jeff Flake would have ended funding for emergency operations centers that helped coordinate response to Sandy.
Obama, Christie, And A Tweaked-Out Campaign Entourage Ride The Storm
On the edge, then in command. Weighing safety, the obligations of leadership, and campaign strategy in a national crisis with "The Guv" riding shotgun and a band of brain-fried staffers and reporters in the back.
Anti-Obama Storm-Related Flier
According the Houston Chronicle, the flier appeared at the apartment door of a person in Virginia, and was produced by the Americans for Tax Reform. Update A voter in Arlington, Virginia sends along a PDF of the flier that appeared at his door clearly showing the Americans for Tax Reform logo. Update An ATR spokesman comments "the photo you have is of a photocopy of a piece of mail we sent out in September. Someone is either trying to be cute or deliberately trying to mislead." Update An Americans for Tax Reform spokesman sends over an invoice to show the mailer was designed and paid for in September and a copy sent out in October.
The Annihilation Of Breezy Point, New York
New York City's most charming beachside community was one of the worst horror stories of Hurricane Sandy. How the residents are doing the day after.
Unconfirmed Contaminated Water In Greenpoint, Brooklyn
It should go without saying if your tap water looks like this, it is not safe to drink. Update! Most likely rust, not sewage.
5 Pieces Of Infrastructure That Are Still Spotty Thanks To Sandy
The storm has passed New York City, but services are still on the fritz in many places. (Updated.)
27 Photos Of Weird Food People Ate During The Hurricane
Not sure if this is typical behavior for these folks, but it shows strong vision and good hustle.
Atlantic City Mayor Says Christie Is "Dead Wrong" About Evacuation Warnings
Atlantic City mayor Lorenzo Langford challenged Gov. Chris Christie and the media to prove that he sent mixed messages to residents about evacuating the city in anticipation of hurricane Sandy.
Tracking Sandy With A Wind Map
The map, which visualizes the nation's wind patterns, dramatically shows the storm's movements up the East Coast.
New Yorkers Take To The Streets, Looking For Outlets And Wi-Fi
With thousands without power, staying connected is getting difficult. Smartphones and tablets are the only news source many people have.
Andrea Mitchell Says Red Cross "Doesn't Need Or Want" Romney's Relief Donations
"What they need is donations of blood and donations of money."
Elmo Explains Hurricane Sandy To Kids
Natural disasters can be scary to children. Luckily Sesame Street has a lot of experience talking about serious issues in ways kids can understand.
The Worst People Of Hurricane Sandy
Homes were destroyed and lives were lost, but these people worried about something else.
10 Heroic Photos Of Hurricane Sandy First Responders
Thank you! Last night across the Northeast, first responders were running toward the sounds of chaos, risking their lives to save ours.
New York Sports Fans Are Crazy: Hurricane Sandy Edition
Imagine you buy a new house. Then a hurricane comes, so you evacuate. You learn that your brand new house is totally underwater. What's the first thing you do? Call a sports talk radio show, obviously.
Real News Orgs Begging Instagrammers For Their Photos
When tons of people are posting photos of an event to Twitter and Instagram, it makes sense that the press would request to use some of those photos. It's a little funny to see, and also to see how confusing the ownership of the photos gets.
Sandy Sinks HMS Bounty Replica With Crew Aboard, Two Missing At Sea
In a harrowing rescue 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard airlifted 14 people to safety.
Disney Cruise Ship Battered By Hurricane Sandy
The ship was off the coast of Florida when the storm struck. For hours it was tossed violently enough to send furniture flying and shatter glass.
18 Eerie, Deserted Photos Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy
All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity.
19 Easy Recipes To Make With Stuff You Already Have
Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.
Manhattan High-Rise Crane Dangling In The Wind
The partially collapsed crane is currently swinging from a building on W. 57th Street.
Backseat Meteorologists Passive-Aggressively Cover Hurricane Sandy
They might not be on or anywhere near the East Coast, but they've got this.
21 DIY Emergency Preparedness Hacks
Hurricane Sandy is here. How many everlasting Crisco candles have you got on hand?
Brooklyn Braces For Toxic Floodwaters
Carcinogens vs. gentrification.
19 Famous Fictional Sandys From TV And Film
Take your mind off the destructive storm with some familiar faces who won't knock out your internet connection.
11 Viral Photos That AREN'T Hurricane Sandy
Don't share these images from storms past, or storms that never existed.
5 Other Natural Disasters That Happened This Week
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Rain, Hail, Sleet Or Hurricane, The Paper Is Still Delivered
Print isn't dead! At least for these 13 people.
Deer Rescued From Being Swept Out To Sea By Sandy
A local New Jersey man helped corral the deer to safety. A rogue wave most likely caught the animal unaware, knocking it off the rocky ledge.
The First Hurricane Ever Spotted From Space
Esther, 1961. Plus, the fascinatingly low-tech way we tracked storms before we had eyes in orbit.
Don't Worry, Everyone, The Apple Stores Are Safe
Everyone seems very concerned with the status of the Apple store locations in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Enough with the iBags jokes, people.
The 10 Best Hurricane Boards Of Pinterest
Fair warning: They have nothing to do with actual hurricanes.
Sandy Turns Obama's Florida Trip Into Most Expensive Pizza Delivery In History
Obama fails to beat the storm in Florida. Only one rally in last four days, as Michelle and Joe Biden stay on the stump.
29 Photos Of Delicious Hurricane Food
Nothing gets people cooking like imminent doom. What's your #sandysnack?
18 Best Ways To Drink Through Hurricane Sandy
Everything from "Dark and Stormy popsicles" to "straight outta the bottle."
NYC Mayor Tries To Calm A City Preparing For Hurricane Sandy
"Don't worry about anybody getting out," in response to a question about protecting the inmates at Rikers Island.