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Three years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy struck the Five towns with so much wind and water that its aftermath continues to raise issues and concerns for residents and business owners. more
As part of the New York Rising acquisition program, a second set of houses — 81 in Nassau County and another 74 in Suffolk — will be auctioned off on Nov. 17 as part of Gov. Andrew … more
Just weeks before the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Village of Hewlett Harbor is preparing to begin improving its infrastructure improvements to mitigate flooding. more
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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
Up to 300 trees that died due to Hurricane Sandy-related damage will be cut down throughout the Village of Atlantic Beach at a cost of $124,025. Removal of the tree is expected to begin in two weeks, village officials said. more
Lawrence School District will get a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will cover 90 percent of the cost of building repairs to the high school, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. more
Agreements with three subrecipients, the municipalities that will help administer the NY Rising Community Reconstruction projects for a trio of Five Towns-related infrastructure projects, were signed on March 3, along with 23 other such projects on Long Island. There are currently a dozen subrecipients connected with all 26 Long Island projects. more
The New York Rising Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funding approved a $500,000 request from the Town of Hempstead that will be used to purchase two generators for the Meadowmere Park Fire Department. more
Since Hurricane Sandy struck more than two years ago, 18 streetlights along state Route 878, also known as the Nassau Expressway, have not been working and have not been repaired because of confusion over which level of government is responsible. more
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