Hurricane Sandy

US: Anger on first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, 29 October 2013

One year after Hurricane Sandy, inadequate funding and bureaucratic delays have left hundreds of thousands in desperate conditions.

New York City throws Hurricane Sandy victims out on the street

By Philip Guelpa, 3 October 2013

The City of New York will evict hundreds of people made homeless by Hurricane Sandy from temporary housing in city hotels once federal subsidies end.

New York City workers speak out on conditions six months after hurricane

By a reporting team, 9 May 2013

Workers discussed the daily problems they face as well as the broader lessons raised by the storm and the response to it.

Six months since Superstorm Sandy

By A. Woodson and Philip Guelpa, 9 May 2013

The class divisions, inequality and environmental crisis laid bare by last fall’s hurricane continue to deepen.

Columbia geophysicist Klaus Jacob on Hurricane Sandy

“Disasters always amplify pre-existing inequities”

By Daniel de Vries, 14 January 2013

The WSWS spoke with Columbia research scientist Klaus Jacob about the lessons of his research into climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane lays bare social misery in New York’s public housing complexes

By Philip Guelpa, 12 January 2013

Tens of thousands living in New York’s public housing projects were effectively abandoned in the weeks following Hurricane Sandy last fall.

US Congress approves measly relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims

By Fred Mazelis, 5 January 2013

A new recovery package to meet needs after Hurricane Sandy barely scratches the surface in dealing with the devastation.

New York: Continuing misery in Rockaways in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, 12 December 2012

Conditions in the Rockaways section of New York in the wake of the storm reveal the underlying social reality that is otherwise ignored.

Hurricane Sandy compounds crisis facing public schools in New York City

By Steve Light, 5 December 2012

When New York City schools re-opened for their 1.1 million students and 100,000 staff a week after Hurricane Sandy hit, 57 of 1,700 school buildings in New York City remained closed due to damage and 29 due to lack of electricity.

One month since Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa and Fred Mazelis, 1 December 2012

The reality of families left to their own devices by a political and economic system that is utterly indifferent to the plight of working people emerges more clearly with each passing day.

Hurricane Sandy and the criminal failure of the utility companies

By Philip Guelpa, 27 November 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, popular outrage has grown over the failure of the government and corporations to adequately prepare for and respond to the storm’s devastating impact.

In advance of Hurricane Sandy, New York warned on vulnerable infrastructure

By Dan Brennan, 20 November 2012

The scope of devastation wrought by Sandy was predicted by numerous scientific studies commissioned by government agencies over the past decade.

Rent strike threat after deaths at storm-ravaged New York housing complex

By a WSWS reporting team, 17 November 2012

Residents of Knickerbocker Village had called for a rent strike over the lack of electricity, heat and hot water, conditions that led to the deaths of two elderly residents last week.

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy: Hoboken, New Jersey residents seek aid

By A. Woodson, 15 November 2012

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit Hoboken, residents of the New Jersey city came to the local high school seeking aid from FEMA and other agencies.

Anger erupts over continuing power outages two weeks after Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, 12 November 2012

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, hundreds of thousands are still suffering from the lack of response to the storm.

New storm hits US Northeast as misery from Sandy deepens

By a WSWS reporting team, 8 November 2012

With tens of thousands homeless and hundreds of thousands still without power from Hurricane Sandy, the Northeast of the United States was struck by another major storm Wednesday night.

One week after Hurricane Sandy, human crisis and class tensions grow

By Fred Mazelis, 6 November 2012

A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States, large numbers of storm victims remain without power, heat or a roof over their heads as the cold weather sets in.

SEP candidate Phyllis Scherrer campaigns among Brooklyn College students

By our reporting team, 6 November 2012

Socialist Equality Party vice-presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke to students at Brooklyn College Monday about the need for socialist policy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The future study of hurricanes at risk

By Bryan Dyne, 6 November 2012

The end of the current generation of environmental satellites will likely produce a gap lasting up to four years, in which crucial data used in predicting the intensity of hurricanes will not be collected.

Millions still without power as temperature nears freezing in Eastern US

By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2012

The death toll has passed 100 as nearly two million remain without power, as working-class areas are abandoned in the face of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

New York’s Staten Island hit with death and destruction

By a reporting team, 5 November 2012

New York City’s borough of Staten Island suffered some of the worst destruction and the highest death toll from Hurricane Sandy

Anger boils over at lack of US storm relief

By Fred Mazelis, 3 November 2012

With the death toll from Hurricane Sandy climbing towards 100, anger and frustration have boiled over at the failure of the federal, state and local governments to provide adequate relief.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Aid for Coney Island too little and too late

By Sandy English, 3 November 2012

New York City’s Coney Island was badly hit by Hurricane Sandy on Monday night and has received minimal aid from government agencies.

Hurricane Sandy reveals deepening health, political crises in Caribbean countries

By John Marion, 3 November 2012

Long before devastating the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hurricane Sandy wreaked death and destruction on Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Growing popular anger as Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 90

By Kate Randall, 2 November 2012

More than 4.5 million remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, while the threat of a fuel crisis grows and transit remains crippled in the Northeast.

Food shortages in Brooklyn public housing in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By a WSWS reporting team, 2 November 2012

Residents of Red Hook Brooklyn lined up for food and water Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City neighborhood

A socialist policy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

By Jerry White (SEP candidate for US president), 2 November 2012

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement in response to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.

Hurricane Sandy and capitalist “free enterprise”

By Barry Grey, 1 November 2012

The flood surge from Sandy has once again placed in sharp relief the complex and interconnected character of modern society and the need for rational and socially-driven planning.

Hurricane leaves devastation in its wake

By Fred Mazelis, 1 November 2012

Two days after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, the scope and severity of the storm continues to be counted in deaths and destruction.

New York City public housing without lights, heat or water after storm

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 November 2012

Three days after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, thousands of residents of public housing remain without electricity, heat or running water and, in many cases, are living in flood-like conditions, particularly in lower Manhattan.

Hurricane Sandy leaves 8 million without power in US

By Kate Randall, 31 October 2012

The widespread damage wrought by Sandy is spread across 12 states, with 40 dead and more than 8 million without power.

Storm’s damage to aging infrastructure leaves New York City paralyzed

By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2012

Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has left New York, America’s largest city and financial capital, paralyzed because of damage to aging transit and power infrastructure.

Massive hurricane hits Northeastern US

By Fred Mazelis, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy brought deadly winds, rain and storm surges to an area of 60 million people.