Over the Edge

With Chris Hayes

Photo: The Years Project / Tim Freccia

Why this story needs to be told

I've covered the financial crisis pretty in depth and it's a really perfect example of people miscalculating risk, ignoring risk, the policy apparatus not properly getting ahead of the risk and then we've got a catastrophe. In a lot of respects it seems to me with climate we're doing the same thing.

Chris Hayes
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Chris Hayes and Lisa Jackson take a walk through Far Rockaway discussing the economics of the neighborhood and how storms are worse for the have-nots. They meet Congressman Gregory Meeks at a diner to discuss further.

Chris Hayes and Lisa Jackson take a walk through Far Rockaway discussing the economics of the neighborhood and how storms are worse for the have-nots. They meet Congressman Gregory Meeks at a diner to discuss further.

Introduction

Before Hurricane Sandy hit their low-lying seaside community, life was already tough for many residents of Far Rockaway, a poor neighborhood on the margins of New York City. In the wake of the storm, some found themselves pushed over the edge.

In Over the Edge, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes goes on assignment in this intimate story about life after Sandy.

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Far Rockaway, Queens, NYC

Meet The Characters

We shouldn’t have to be going through this. It’s not our fault and there’s no help.

Dian Allen Superstorm Sandy Survivor

The Science Behind The Story

Damage to residences, mostly from Sandy’s storm surge and winds, caused many New Yorkers to be displaced. 6,000 individuals and families stayed in hotels through FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program.

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