Hurricane Sandy

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Hurricane Sandy articles.


National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.

Heating Equipment Manufacturers Working Hard to Meet Increased Demand in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

At this point in a typical year, much HVAC equipment has already been manufactured and shipped to distributors, so manufacturers and parts suppliers have quickly ramped up production to meet the unexpected and unprecedented need for these products.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Free DuraLabel Pro 300 Printer For Companies In Disaster Zones

Industrial label system manufacturer Graphic Products has announced special pricing for companies severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy to contribute to the ongoing cleanup effort in its aftermath.

NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Announced, Urban Green Will Organize

Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building preparedness.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Dealing With Disasters

In a post-Sandy world, how can facility managers prepare to bring operations back online without causing even greater problems?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some Post-Hurricane Humor

Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.

$30 Million In Cars Destroyed By Sandy At NJ’s Port Of Newark

More than 300 Karma cars, which each start around $100,000, were destroyed at a New Jersey port during the storm, Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher said on Tuesday.

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.

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