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Fred Vordermeier, 39, who moved to Long Beach from Manhattan with his wife in 2009 to raise a family, pays $3,600 a year for flood insurance. He said that the foundation of his East Chester Street … more
For the second time in the six months since Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Beach, the city invited representatives from the nation’s disaster recovery agencies to a forum to address residents’ … more
Standing just a few feet from an 8-foot-tall pile of debris at the end of Louisiana Street, Cheryl Ives paused for a moment as her neighbors carried large pieces of sheetrock, soggy insulation and … more
Superstorm Sandy left your home, your possessions, even your livelihood damaged. You’ve contacted your insurance company. Now what? Dealing with the aftermath of such a disaster is, to say the … more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has extended its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $1.7 billion plan to provide much-needed relief for homeowners and businesses that claim they have yet to receive adequate funding to rebuild. City Manager … more
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice co-sponsored legislation introduced earlier this month that would forgive debts incurred by Hurricane Sandy victims after the Federal Emergency Management Agency mistakenly overpaid them disaster relief funds. more
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County, FEMA, Island Harvest and the Red Cross began distributing food and drink to thousands of residents impacted by the damage … more
The Town of Hempstead is one of many local governments that are scrambling to help homeowners in need following the wreckage caused by Hurricane Sandy. more
A task force mandated by President Barack Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by the devastating storm has issued a report … more
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