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Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attorneys have descended upon Long Beach offering to represent homeowners in recovering compensation from their insurance companies. Attorneys from all over the … more
In the chaotic weeks after Hurricane Sandy rolled across Nassau County, residents, desperate for the gasoline that was in such short supply, learned a new routine: get up before dawn and get to an open gas station before your friends and neighbors did. more
The effort to rebuild our communities after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation has not been without a sense of urgency, especially when it comes to reconstructing homes and critical infrastructure “stronger, smarter and safer.” more
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
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
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
Almost 18 months after one of the deadliest tornadoes in history cut a swath through the heart of Joplin, Mo., I discovered some words of wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson, a writer I have long admired. more
It may be human nature to believe that the worst can never happen. Perhaps we can’t wrap our psyches around the thought of our homes and businesses –– our lives –– in tatters. more
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