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Katrina vs. Sandy

Since this comparison has come up a lot, let’s sort a few things out. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll limit the comparison to the two major cities that were effected, New Orleans and New York City (which includes the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.) Scope Over 800,000 people evacuated New Orleans, some […]

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The Sandy Effect: The second wave of the disaster

Brief note and I hope a full-time professional journalist (are there such people left?) will be able to cover this topic in more detail. Missing from the reporting of the catastrophe unfolding in New York and New Jersey is that fact that this area leads the nation in charitable giving – and not just for […]

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Government and Red Cross fraud in the Disaster Zone: Three weeks after the storm

These are random, somewhat stream of consciousness notes from a relief supplies drop off trip taken to Staten Island. All pictures and video (not including the government and Red Cross PR photos) are from the trip. It’s 21 days after the storm and there are still many thousands of people without power and heat. Food […]

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