Superstorm Sandy Revisited

The first year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy gives us time to reflect what we learned from this unprecedented event.  In our 45 years as insurance brokers in Westchester County, we never encountered a situation where so many people were not merely inconvenienced, but had parts of their lives destroyed. Trees toppling onto homes, excessive flooding, ..

Storm Damage along the New Jersey coast from Hurricane Sandy Photo credit: U.S. Government Hurricane season is here again, starting as of June 1 and threatening again to be a bad one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an advisory that we are heading into an “active” hurricane season with as many ..

More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge. Overwhelming flooding. Swamped subway lines. Widespread power outages. The Rockaways peninsula was deemed ..