6 Months After Sandy, Complaints About Recovery, Costs, Preparedness

"Six months after Superstorm Sandy plowed through the Northeast, restoration efforts continue to move forward. New Jersey's Seaside Heights boardwalk is set to reopen Memorial Day, and some of the homes that were destroyed are starting to be rebuilt."

"'We've gotten all the things that can be gotten back to normal, back to normal,' said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in an interview with New York radio news station 1010 WINS yesterday.

But there is still much to be done: According to the Associated Press, 39,000 of the 161,000 displaced New Jersey families are still waiting to return home, and more than 250 New York households are still stuck in Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded hotel rooms.

And although Christie claims the recovery effort has been slow but sure, complaints about the management of cleanup efforts are coming in at a brisk pace."

Elizabeth Harball reports for ClimateWire April 30, 2013.

Source: ClimateWire, 05/01/2013