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Hurricane Sandy attacked without mercy, leaving more than a million Long Islanders without power and wrecking tens of thousands of homes near the shoreline. Then a second disaster struck. more
“A hundred-year storm” was I phrase I heard politicians and meteorologists use to describe this mysterious Sandy. With the memory of Hurricane Irene still fresh in my mind, I figured that once again these warnings were an exaggeration, nothing more than a precaution. more
The effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to dominate the headlines, yet it’s an encouraging sign to see the shifting focus from the long road ahead to the current progress being made, particularly on the local level. more
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
Storms of epic proportions are a challenge to everyone near or directly affected by them. more
The hurricane-force winds and the mountainous storm surge are now just bad memories, but in many areas of the Heralds’ coverage area, Hurricane Sandy’s consequences will live on for weeks, months or years. more
My family and I were in The Home Depot parking lot on the third Saturday of our Diaspora trying to move our Allstate claim along, when I realized we were barely 10 minutes from our house and we couldn’t go home. more
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
Hurricane Sandy taught us many things, but one lesson is clear: The health — good or bad — of an area’s business community has a direct effect on residents’ quality of life. more
Among the many temporary casualties of Hurricane Sandy was Long Island’s educational system, with most schools shutting down for a week or longer. more
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