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Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach more
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
Many, realizing that water had consumed their community, immediately turned around and returned to their houses. Others, however, tried against all odds to make it to higher ground, only to find that there was none to be found. Bellmore Fire Department boat crews were out in the storm, slowly, carefully motoring down Bellmore streets as if they were canals. Vincent Montera, captain of Engine Company 2, said his boat crew had gotten no more than 200 feet after launching from South St. Mark’s Street when the terrified residents of one home jumped into the boat. more
Before singing Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” outside Dear Little Dollies on Dec. 7, St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church cantor Viki Sorrentino reminded her audience about those who may not be able to spend the holidays in their homes because they were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. more
The grand opening of M’s, one of Island Park’s newest eateries, was rather short-lived. Owner John Manzo opened the restaurant’s doors on Oct. 28, only to close them the following day, as … 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
More than 100 residents of five neighboring communities came together with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Grid and the Town of Hempstead to discuss the effects of Hurricane Sandy in their neighborhoods at a community forum in Bellmore last week. more
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