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Nearly five and a half years after Hurricane Sandy, the Town of Hempstead received more than $1.7 million in Community Reconstruction Disaster recovery funds from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for the installation of water drainage improvements in Inwood and Woodmere. more
The damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy more than five years ago was impossible to miss. Roads were flooded, power lines were knocked over, and homes were destroyed. In most cases, the damage has been repaired — but not in all. more
On Oct. 22, 2012, Tropical Depression 18 formed in the Caribbean Sea south of Jamaica, according to the National Weather Service. It intensified, and seven days later Hurricane Sandy struck the metropolitan area, flooding homes, businesses, schools and hospitals as well as the New York City and New Jersey transit systems. Fierce winds flung boats onto nearby lawns. Trees were uprooted. Residents went without power for days. more
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
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