Hurricane Sandy http://wrvo.org en Schumer comments on wait for federal disaster declaration http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-comments-wait-federal-disaster-declaration <p>While parts of central and northern New York continue to rebuild following last month's massive flooding, Sen. Charles Schumer says there may be a reason the region is still waiting for federal disaster aid approval.<br><br>Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was not overly optimistic that Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Funds will come through. Schumer said the amount of damage in the state is still being tallied.<br> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:55:19 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40884 at http://wrvo.org Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster http://wrvo.org/post/emergency-organizations-want-central-ny-be-more-prepared-disaster <p>Onondaga County emergency professionals want to prepare central New York for a potential disaster.&nbsp; First they want to know whether everyday citizens are ready for anything from the storm of the century to an act of terrorism. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34077 at http://wrvo.org Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster Cuomo proposes third lean budget http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-proposes-third-lean-budget <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $142 billion state budget, that includes federal aid for post Superstorm Sandy recovery, and closes a $1.3 billion dollar budget gap. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:31:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32253 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo proposes third lean budget Cuomo delivers 3rd State of the State speech Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-delivers-3rd-state-state-speech-wednesday <p>When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State message at 1:30 pm Wednesday, he says he plans to pursue a “robust” agenda.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:33:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31603 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo delivers 3rd State of the State speech Wednesday Cuomo to crack down on utility regulation in State of the State http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-crack-down-utility-regulation-state-state <p>When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State message on Wednesday, it will include proposals for greater oversight of New York state’s electric utilities. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:48:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31573 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo will include disaster preparedness plans in State of the State http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-will-include-disaster-preparedness-plans-state-state <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he intends to propose in his State of the State message several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:04:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31424 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo skeptical about House vote on Sandy aid http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-skeptical-about-house-vote-sandy-aid <p>After facing intense pressure from both parties for failing to pass a $60 billion federal relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims, Republicans in the House of Representatives now say they will vote on part of the flood insurance program Friday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has doubts they will follow through. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:37:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 31403 at http://wrvo.org NY's food pantries say hunger is growing http://wrvo.org/post/nys-food-pantries-say-hunger-growing <p>Food pantries and soup kitchens say they are reluctantly becoming a permanent part of the nation’s safety net for the poor. In a new report on New York’s charitable food distribution system, the groups say it is government that needs to step in and lend a helping hand. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:43:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31225 at http://wrvo.org New report finds future sea level rise will be significant http://wrvo.org/post/new-report-finds-future-sea-level-rise-will-be-significant <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A <a href="http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/reports/sealevel/NOAA_SLR_r3.pdf" target="_blank">report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)</a> finds that sea level increases over the next century will have significant impacts on coastal communities. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:10:20 +0000 Marie Cusick 30225 at http://wrvo.org New report finds future sea level rise will be significant Cuomo talks campaign finance, the Senate, fracking with New York State Public Radio http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-talks-campaign-finance-senate-fracking-new-york-state-public-radio <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will soon introduce legislation to regulate electioneering activities by some not-for-profits that have become increasingly influential players in funding political campaigns. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:09:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30488 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo talks campaign finance, the Senate, fracking with New York State Public Radio Sandy sparks belief in climate change http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-sparks-belief-climate-change <p>A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:27:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29987 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo changes insurance rules to help Sandy victims http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-changes-insurance-rules-help-sandy-victims <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Superstorm Sandy. Cuomo says 360,000 Sandy victims have filed insurance claims for damage to their homes, cars and other property.&nbsp; And he says insurance companies have not been quick enough to respond. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:20:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29861 at http://wrvo.org Are central & northern NY prepared for a storm like Sandy? http://wrvo.org/post/are-central-northern-ny-prepared-storm-sandy <p>As life starts to get back to normal in the parts of New York and New Jersey that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, other areas of the country are asking themselves if they could have weathered that kind of storm. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:30:43 +0000 Catherine Loper 29849 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says Sandy costs reach $41 billion http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-sandy-costs-reach-41-billion <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York’s congressional delegation has promised the help. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:46:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29693 at http://wrvo.org Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-global-warming-likely-be-hotter-side-projections <p>The death and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed it, has brought the issue of climate change to the forefront. A<span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">ccording to a new study published in the journal Science, we can expect global warming to be on the high side of current projections.</span> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 29242 at http://wrvo.org Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections Cuomo launches probe of utilities companies http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-launches-probe-utilities-companies <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a Moreland Act investigation into the state’s utilities companies, which he says he hopes will result in a complete overhaul of New York’s power distribution system. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:14:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29073 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo allows storm victims to vote at any polling site http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-allows-storm-victims-vote-any-polling-site <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow residents displace by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site in the state. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28654 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says predicted Nor'Easter could be worrisome http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-predicted-noreaster-could-be-worrisome <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is concern that the Nor’Easter predicted to hit New York later this week could cause more harm to already storm-damaged areas. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28651 at http://wrvo.org Sandy's aftermath in Breezy Point http://wrvo.org/post/sandys-aftermath-breezy-point <p>In our latest Innovation Trail report for <a href="http://nynow.org/" target="_blank">New York NOW</a>, we traveled to one of the places hit the hardest by Sandy, the beachfront community of Breezy Point in Queens. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:20:45 +0000 Marie Cusick 28634 at http://wrvo.org Central NY volunteers to help Hurricane Sandy victims http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-volunteers-help-hurricane-sandy-victims <p>Central New Yorkers are helping the millions of people affected by Superstorm Sandy.&nbsp; Agencies like the Salvation Army and Church World Service are raising money or collecting donations for storm victims.&nbsp; Others, like Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteers&nbsp; will go to the areas hardest hit by the storm. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28413 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo: Helicopter survey of Sandy damage "disturbing" http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-helicopter-survey-sandy-damage-disturbing <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.&nbsp; The governor says the state faces significant challenges to rebuild, and will have to fundamentally rethink New York city’s infrastructure going forward. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28408 at http://wrvo.org Wind as loud as a train causes only minor damage to Little Sodus Bay http://wrvo.org/post/wind-loud-train-causes-only-minor-damage-little-sodus-bay <p>Bob and Allyson Malo were out Tuesday morning walking around their street along Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County checking their neighbor's cottages for damage. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:23:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28341 at http://wrvo.org Wind as loud as a train causes only minor damage to Little Sodus Bay Cuomo says to expect "long term" recovery after Sandy http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-expect-long-term-recovery-after-sandy <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told reporters he spent a “frightening” night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan at a briefing addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:03:40 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28332 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says to expect "long term" recovery after Sandy Sandy blows out the lights on upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-blows-out-lights-upstate-new-york <p><em>Below is WRVO News'</em>&nbsp;<em>coverage of&nbsp;reaction and response to&nbsp;Superstorm Sandy's impact on our region.</em></p><p><strong>Updated, 6:02 p.m.:</strong></p><p>After much preparation, high wind warning, and school closures, Syracuse escaped the brunt of Hurricane Sandy Monday evening, WRVO's Durrie&nbsp;Lawrence reports this evening.</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:05:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Leah Landry 28300 at http://wrvo.org Sandy blows out the lights on upstate New York Sandy causing scattered power outages, school closings http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-causing-scattered-power-outages-school-closings <p>The winds are starting to die down around central and northern New York, but high winds last night have caused power outages and some schools around the region decided on Monday to close or delay this morning.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jason Smith 28235 at http://wrvo.org Sandy causing scattered power outages, school closings Mercy flights grounded during Hurricane Sandy http://wrvo.org/post/mercy-flights-grounded-during-hurricane-sandy <p>Mercy Flight Central, an upstate medical air service, shut down operations while hurricane Sandy blew over. Due to high wind warnings, they were not able to fly patients. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:50:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28315 at http://wrvo.org Jefferson County prepares for high winds, waves, power outages http://wrvo.org/post/jefferson-county-prepares-high-winds-waves-power-outages <p>As the wind began picking up Monday afternoon in Jefferson County, residents and officials were preparing for the high winds and water along shorelines expected from Hurricane Sandy.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:35:39 +0000 Joanna Richards 28296 at http://wrvo.org Jefferson County prepares for high winds, waves, power outages Why some people ignore weather warnings http://wrvo.org/post/why-some-people-ignore-weather-warnings <p>Just like the weather, human beings can be unpredictable.</p><p>With memories of overblown predictions regarding Hurricane Irene’s impact on the New York City area last year, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nyregion/in-cape-may-nj-a-defiant-wait-for-hurricane-sandy.html?ref=nyregion" target="_blank">some people</a> aren’t taking Sandy<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/nyregion/panicked-evacuations-mix-with-nonchalance-in-hurricane-sandys-path.html?pagewanted=all" target="_blank"> that seriously</a>.&nbsp;But this disconnect between forecast data and human behavior can be dangerous. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:02:14 +0000 Marie Cusick 28293 at http://wrvo.org Why some people ignore weather warnings Sandy blows into upstate New York with high winds, rain http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-blows-upstate-new-york-high-winds-rain <p><em>Below is WRVO's coverage of the first day of Hurricane Sandy's impact on upstate New York. Later coverage <a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/sandy-blows-out-lights-upstate-new-york" target="_blank">can be found here</a>.</em></p><p><strong>Updated, 9:30 p.m.:</strong></p><p>WRVO's Joanna Richards is reporting tonight on preparations being made in the North Country's Jefferson County. Here's an excerpt of her report: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:46:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28253 at http://wrvo.org Sandy blows into upstate New York with high winds, rain Cuomo urges New Yorkers not to take Sandy "lightly" http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-urges-new-yorkers-not-take-sandy-lightly <p>Governor Cuomo spent Sunday traveling from Long Island to the Adirondacks, informing New Yorkers of storm preparation and warning everyone to use common sense and be careful. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:06:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28238 at http://wrvo.org