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Mold A Significant Threat Months After Hurricane Sandy

Mold A Significant Threat Months After Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Mold A Significant Threat Months After Hurricane Sandy
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As New Jerseyans continue to rebuild and recover from Superstorm Sandy, mold and its remediation have become a challenging issue for many residents and communities.
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Implications Wheel - Home

Implications Wheel - Home | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it

Futurist Joel Barker's Implications Wheel was used to explore four key issues following Hurricane Katrina.  Over 400 citizens were involved in different explorations of key issues. A sample from one of these is posted in the "examples" section of the website.  This Scoop.It topic will identify possible issues that could be, should be explored.


The implications of Hurricane Sandy are many -- they're significant -- and they need to be explored for both the short and long-term positives and negatives.

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This sounds important to consider.

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Rep. Michael Grimm bill would allow Hurricane Sandy victims to keep FEMA

Rep. Michael Grimm bill would allow Hurricane Sandy victims to keep FEMA | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
A bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency from trying to collect overpaid funds from those homeowners and ensure the money they were given to repair their homes will stay...
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How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy

How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
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How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy ...
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In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need.
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Secret Sandy engineering reports set to be released

Secret Sandy engineering reports set to be released | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Vineland Daily Journal Secret Sandy engineering reports set to be released Vineland Daily Journal BELMAR – The seawater propelled by Superstorm Sandy rushed into the basement and the first floor of the Jersey Shore home that Krista Sperber shares...
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This report shows that the implications from Sandy are still unfolding.

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City beats Mayor de Blasio's Hurricane Sandy reconstruction goals

City beats Mayor de Blasio's Hurricane Sandy reconstruction goals | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Several Staten Island homeowners expressed their frustrations over Hurricane Sandy relief efforts during a public meeting Tuesday evening, even as the city announced it had exceeded Mayor Bill de Blasio's goals on storm...
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Jersey Shore businesses still waiting for Sandy loans

Jersey Shore businesses still waiting for Sandy loans | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
None of the businesses promised low-interest funds to rebuild have received any money.
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Fortescue bay community still recovering two years after Hurricane Sandy

Fortescue bay community still recovering two years after Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
When Hurricane Sandy hit, the Delaware Bay was among the hardest-hit areas in the storm's path. Two years later, Fortescue residents remain optimistic that the town will bounce back.
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Learning from Hurricane Sandy

Learning from Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
WELLS - After Hurricane Irene took out 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont and Superstorm Sandy struck the New Jersey
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Federal Small Business Administration misses goals for processing Hurricane

Federal Small Business Administration misses goals for processing Hurricane | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
The Federal Small Business Administration missed its own goals for processing loan applications from New York and other areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a congressional watchdog agency found.
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Sandy scams expected to rise with rebuilding - Asbury Park Press

Sandy scams expected to rise with rebuilding - Asbury Park Press | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Nearly two years after superstorm Sandy, scam watchers say that complaints about shady home improvement contractors are climbing.
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South Beach Psychiatric Center gets $3.6M from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy

South Beach Psychiatric Center gets $3.6M from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
According to an agency official for the New York State Office of Mental Health, the $3.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses for the campus cleanup and demolition following the hurricane.
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FEMA asking disabled, elderly residents to repay aid from superstorm Sandy

FEMA asking disabled, elderly residents to repay aid from superstorm Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City's Rockaway peninsula.
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This is a major consequence -- two years after Sandy.  Have to wonder if an Implications Wheel exploration immediately after Sandy might have identified some of these issues.

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Possible shipwreck found on Jersey Shore by crew installing steel wall

Possible shipwreck found on Jersey Shore by crew installing steel wall | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Crews installing a steel wall along a stretch of the Jersey Shore hard hit by Hurricane Sandy this week found what may be wreckage from of a 19th century ship, reports say.
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Hurricane Sandy Increased Incidence of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Hardest Hit ... -

Researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence that Hurricane Sandy, commonly referred to as a superstorm, had a significant effect on cardiovascular events, including...
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Sandy-type storm coming again and New Jersey is not prepared, warns author - Main Line

Sandy-type storm coming again and New Jersey is not prepared, warns author - Main Line | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Sandy-type storm coming again and New Jersey is not prepared, warns author - Forget the notion that a storm like Hurricane Sandy comes along every 100 years: Start thinking a “storm of the century” will hit every 10 years.
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Heart Attacks Rose in NJ in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Heart Attacks Rose in NJ in Hurricane Sandy's Wake | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say
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5 Reasons Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Pissed

5 Reasons Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Pissed | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
BY BOB HOLT NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM. COM It’s been well over two years since the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, and a number of New Jersey’s victims have not yet been able to rebuild. And they’re pre
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Remains buried in Jersey Shore beach may be from 19th century ship

Remains buried in Jersey Shore beach may be from 19th century ship | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The remains of a shipwreck buried beneath 20 feet of sand recently unearthed by crews rebuilding a seawall in the Normandy Beach section of this Ocean County municipality may be a historically significant treasure.
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Fascinating...but clearly evidence of how the "implications" of Sandy continue to appear.

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Hurricane Sandy and climate change: Armor more, whine less

Hurricane Sandy and climate change: Armor more, whine less | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Whether or not climate change caused Hurricane Sandy, we're faced with the same problem: We built too many expensive things in places that are subject to flooding at unpredictable intervals; the problem is how to protect them regardless of the role...
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Hurricane Sandy recovery still a work in progress

Hurricane Sandy recovery still a work in progress | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
It’s been two years since Hurricane Sandy and both towns have something else in common: Their waterfront views remain uninterrupted by dunes or seawalls, as if the lessons of the storm were never learned here.
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Contractor Sentenced For Scamming Hurricane Sandy Victims

Contractor Sentenced For Scamming Hurricane Sandy Victims | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
A contractor who took deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to five years in state prison.
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5 Things That Are Still Broken 2 Years After Superstorm Sandy

5 Things That Are Still Broken 2 Years After Superstorm Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
The disastrous hurricane hit two years ago this week. But red tape has made rebuilding painfully slow.
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Learning From Hurricane Sandy: LES Ready! Releases Report

Learning From Hurricane Sandy: LES Ready! Releases Report | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
The scene on South Street after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Virginia Jones. This morning, a neighborhood coalition known as LES Ready! released a report
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Yeshiva professor details bioethical implications of disasters

Yeshiva professor details bioethical implications of disasters | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
Most people view the infamous nuclear disasters of Chernobyl in Ukraine and Bhopal in India, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the recent earthquakes in China and Haiti as catastrophic.
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Report: Red Cross accused of misusing funds raised for Hurricane Sandy

Report: Red Cross accused of misusing funds raised for Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- An investigation has found that the Red Cross misused funds that were raised for superstorm disasters two years ago, according to a CBS News report.
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'Nothing's your own': Two years after Sandy, families still fight to reclaim lives

'Nothing's your own': Two years after Sandy, families still fight to reclaim lives | Hurricane Sandy Exploring Implications | Scoop.it
John Morris' new house arrived in four square chunks on a truck from a Pennsylvania warehouse.
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