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Friday, May 22, 2015
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After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
Nassau County and New York State will again host a pre-registration assistance program this Saturday at three Nassau County Disaster Recovery Centers in Long Beach, Island Park and Seaford for Hurricane Sandy victims. more
Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
Like no other storm since the “Long Island Express” of 1938, Hurricane Sandy ripped apart Long Island’s South Shore, lifting docks off their moorings and depositing them miles away, tearing hot tubs from backyard decks and dumping them in the canals that line the coast, and sending boats big and small hurtling out to sea. more
Scott Solimine, lead pastor at South Nassau Christian Church in Baldwin Harbor, had only been in his job for five weeks when Sandy hit. He had just wrapped up his first series of sermons, after spending two years working with teens in the community, when the lives of many around him were suddenly turned upside down by powerful winds and flooding. more
Pianist Jeffrey Biegel and Island Harvest have teamed up to raise money to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. Enjoy an afternoon of Bach, Chopin, Moszkowski, Paderewski, and holiday selections at the … more
The staff and teachers at Baldwin Middle School, as well as District Office personnel, have been more than active in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But last week’s effort took the cake… or should that be pumpkin pie? more
A community meeting last Friday night at Baldwin Middle School united two groups that can’t always find each other: people with questions and people with answers. more
Weeks after Hurricane Sandy damaged much of the South Shore of Nassau County, residents are continuing to pick up the pieces and return to their normal lives. The East Rockaway community took a big step in the road to recovery last week when students went back to school — although for hundreds of students, it was with a change of scenery. more
Each day since Hurricane Sandy hit the region, the number of New Yorkers who have filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has grown, and so too has the amount of reported funds given out by FEMA. more
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