November 2012 Table of Contents

Contents
Oh, Can You Get Stucco? Oh, Can You Get Stucco?

Buyers recruited at get-rich-quick seminars like this bought Myrtle Beach properties at inflated prices using sketchy documentation, then defaulted, banks alleged. Read more

South Carolina Economy: Resting on Defense South Carolina Economy: Resting on Defense

South Carolina's coast has some good markets for homebuilding Read more

Sandy Spurs Talk of Super Surge Barriers Sandy Spurs Talk of Super Surge Barriers

There are three locations along the U.S. coast that should immediately begin planning to install hurricane storm surge barriers. Read more

Fixing Manhattan's Flooded Internet Backbone

Among the assets destroyed by Superstorm Sandy was one piece of critical infrastructure that didn't even exist two decades ago: the cabling and switching that serves lower Manhattan's data networks. Read more

FEMA, NFIP Will Need Emergency Funding

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expects flood claims to exceed its statutory reserves. Read more

In the Face of Risk, Critics Question Storm Rebuilding In the Face of Risk, Critics Question Storm Rebuilding

The disaster has also spurred critics to question whether it's wise to build and rebuild on the fragile, vulnerable ocean shore. Read more

For a Long Island Remodeler, Sandy Changes the Landscape For a Long Island Remodeler, Sandy Changes the Landscape

Thousands of homes on the South Shore are still in the dark because they can't be connected to the grid until they've passed a wiring safety inspection — or because they've already had the inspection, and failed. Read more

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Mataverde has developed a whole rain screen system including clips, fasteners, trim packages, and fasteners. Read more

In Florida, a Shortage of Help

Builders are getting re-acquainted with a problem that used to be familiar: a shortage of skilled labor. Read more

In Agency Vacuum, "Occupy Sandy" Rises Up In Agency Vacuum, "Occupy Sandy" Rises Up

Some neighborhoods where FEMA has been hard to spot are feeling the presence of another force: the Occupy Wall Street movement, reborn as Occupy Sandy. Read more

Lights Still Out on Long Island Lights Still Out on Long Island

According to a CBS News report, about 76,000 LIPA customers still did not have service on Monday. Read more

Sandy Aftermath: Jersey Shore Struggles with Shattered Infrastructure Sandy Aftermath: Jersey Shore Struggles with Shattered Infrastructure

With the Superstorm long gone and its Nor'easter aftershock fading also, New Jersey contractors are coming to grips with a long, arduous task of repair and reconstruction. Read more

Connecticut Shore Takes a Drubbing in Sandy Connecticut Shore Takes a Drubbing in Sandy

While Sandy's strongest winds and worst flooding occurred on the ocean shores of New Jersey, Connecticut shoreline communities on the Long Island Sound also got a beating. Read more

Jersey Shore Aftermath: High Rollers Hit Hard

The southern shore of New Jersey took the direct impact of Superstorm Sandy's onslaught. Barrier island communities on the Jersey Shore were decimated. Read more

Post-Sandy, Can Flood Insurance Cope with the Losses?

Even for homeowners who do carry flood insurance, policy limits are tight. Read more

Battered Northeast Coast Braces for New Storm - and Winter Battered Northeast Coast Braces for New Storm - and Winter

The region is just beginning to tally last week's damage from the killer "super storm" Sandy, but Northeast residents are now bracing for a second, though smaller onslaught from a classic Nor'easter. Read more

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