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Hurricane Sandy 2012

Some Sandy Survivors Are Finding it Hard to Go Back to the Beach

Most children in seaside towns love spending summers at the beach. But some who lived through Superstorm Sandy last year are struggling with new fears of water and the ocean.

Superstorm Sandy: Recovery Takes Time

Riley Smith gets his asthma checked at the mobile clinic.

Recovering from a storm like Hurricane Sandy can be a long-term proposition, especially for families with children. In disaster response, urgent care, stabilization and cleanup always come first. But once the immediate danger passes, the less visible effects begin to emerge as parents and children must cope with the lingering and often devastating aftershocks of financial stress, emotional trauma and exhaustion.

Family Fun Day Brightens a Saturday for Sandy Survivors in Brooklyn

Kids in Motion at Family Fun Day

Brooklyn, New York residents affected by Hurricane Sandy piled into The Gerritsen Beach School, PS 277, on a recent Saturday for a day of healthy fun sponsored by Children’s Health Fund, Heart 911, Gerritsen Beach Cares, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  Funding from Children’s Health Fund’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund helped make the day possible.

Irwin Redlener on Hurricane Sandy


Irwin Redlener Profiled in Columbia Spectator


Irwin Redlener on Disaster Preparedness After Sandy


Preparing for Disaster – Q&A with Dr. Redlener


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