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Hurricane Sandy rebuilding talk often swirls around larger communities, but the smaller Five Towns villages of Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck are also seeking to mitigate the damage caused by flooding. more
Repairing and improving Rockaway Turnpike, a major evacuation route in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Sandy, and storm water mitigation projects are the main focus of Five Towns residents as final community reconstruction plans have been submitted to the state. more
As final plans for the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program have been submitted for approval, Anne Fenton was named the program’s spokeswoman late last month. more
The Five Towns NY Rising Community Restoration Program Committee was not one of the eight winners announced in Albany on April 23 of a bonus $3 million to implement their proposed rebuilding projects. more
Seeing a need borne out of Hurricane Sandy, when Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department firefighters had to rescue residents from the second and third floor of their homes due to flooding, students at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, a yeshiva high school for boys in Lawrence, raised $1,500 in less than a week a few months ago and purchased a rescue boat they presented to the LCFD. more
Cedarhurst and Atlantic Beach villages are two of the seven municipalities that entered into an agreement with Nassau County to be part of the waterway debris removal operation, which will be funded with $12,171,897 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clean up refuse left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
Shoreline protection, flooding mitigation and contact information are three of the items Five Towns residents are seeking through New York’s Community Reconstruction Program (CRP) to aid Hurricane Sandy affected areas. more
Cedarhurst-based Rock and Wrap It Up! will hold it’s 23rd annual Thanksgiving feast at the First Congregational Church of Rockaway at 320 Beach 94th Street on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. more
Ideas for allotting the more than $9 million in federal funds available to the Village of Atlantic Beach, the Atlantic Beach Estates and East Atlantic Beach for Hurricane Sandy relief were welcomed at a Community Reconstruction program meeting on Oct. 16. more
In parts of the Five Towns, heavy rain almost always means flooding, and in an effort to find solutions to the problem, Nassau County’s Department of Public Works has begun the process of commissioning a study, county officials said. more
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