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Misperceptions have been circulating around NY Rising’s March 1 deadline for homeowners involved in the house-elevation program to submit work change orders, according to Anne Fenton, of the Government Office of Storm Recovery. more
Area residents expressed frustration during a recent meeting at East Rockaway Village Hall at the slow pace of planning for a major state project along Mill River to protect homes and businesses if … more
With Christmas three days away, the federal government acted like Santa Claus, and has provided a $2.4 million grant that the Town of Hempstead will use to repair Meadowmere Park Bridge, which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy more than four years ago. more
Living in an elevated home presents special challenges for residents with disabilities and for senior citizens who may have difficulty accessing their homes. “My mother just had spinal surgery. … more
Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach more
Gorgeous weather shined down on Long Beach last weekend as numerous community organizations and volunteers came together to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, clean debris from the beaches … 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
Kate Hughes says that her 90-year-old mother, “Muzzy” — as she’s known to her neighbors and friends — has been victimized twice: once by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and again, for the … more
Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the East Coast two years ago this week. Out of the storm came heartbreak, homelessness, financial woes and instability. But it also showed us what we can do as … more
Erin Bianco, a Lynbrook resident who lived in East Rockaway when the storm hit, said she would remember the kindness and charity the storm brought out. “The silver lining in all of this was when … more
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