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We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, … more
In June, a proposal to strengthen Long Island’s waterways, starting with Mill River in Rockville Centre, was awarded millions of dollars in federal funding. The project, called Living with … more
Jones Beach, a spit of sand with 6.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, had no barrier island to protect it against Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. It was the barrier island, and so it took the … more
When Superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, it devastated the South Shore. No storm in living memory had caused so much destruction. Though reconstruction is well under way, there are many who … more
Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, the Jones Beach State Park staff — with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — has not only repaired, but revived the world-famous attraction. more
Promising to save taxpayers $233 million over the next 20 years, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced a partnership with United Water on Monday to manage and operate the county’s three … more
A team of six Herald editors and reporters –– Scott Brinton, Jeff Bessen, Alex Costello, Mary Malloy, Anthony Rifilato and Alexandra Spychalsky –– have taken second place for Community … more
A committee of local residents and a team of private consultants, tasked with developing a plan for “new infrastructure and other mitigation” in Bellmore and Merrick to lessen the impact of future catastrophic storms, have produced a list of “potential priority projects,” which in the next few weeks they must narrow down to five to 10 shovel-ready projects that could qualify for $12 million in government funding. more
In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement last Saturday that the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant will see at least $730 million in upgrades thanks to funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state government, residents are now hopeful that they will soon be rid of the loud, annoying noise of generators and the overpowering smell of sewage at Nassau County’s largest waste facility. more
One year after Superstorm Sandy laid waste to Long Island’s electrical grids, New Jersey-based energy company PSE&G is preparing to replace LIPA in managing … more
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