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Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Resources

Here is a list of information about Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery resources including grassroots, community, and nonprofit organizations.
Stilted Architecture

In the wake of devastating hurricanes and superstorms, a strange new kind of house is emerging. Illustration by Julia Rothman I've visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast at odd intervals since Hurricane Katrina struck almost eight years ago, and have been keeping tabs on an emerging architectural typology.

Designers from around the world compete to bolster New York City's storm defenses

In the wake of Sandy's devastation, the city has cast its net worldwide in seeking architectural solutions to soften the blow if another superstorm strikes New York City. Design teams including WXY Architecture, HR&A Advisors, Rem Koolhas and Bjarke Ingels are competing for share of the $60 billion in federal Sandy aid, with the final proposals to be unveiled in February.

State to compensate Sandy victims affected by earth-movement exclusion -
Hurricane Sandy victims whose flood insurance claims were denied due to an "earth movement" provision may soon see financial relief - but many warn that the fight against the provision is far from over. Last Saturday, Gov.
The state has given South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside $6.6 million in federal money to build an urgent care center on the site of the shuttered Long Beach Medical Center -- the clearest signal yet that South Nassau will be taking over the barrier island's 162-bed facility.
Brad Pitt charity Make It Right showcases storm-sturdy houses
A group of architects - teaming with Brad Pitt - has thrown a cutting-edge life preserver to the Sandy-ravaged Rockaways in Queens. The actor's "Make it Right" charity will build a $50,000 storm-resistant home in the neighborhood to showcase several designs created in a competition by the American Institute of Architects and Architecture for Humanity.