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The lights went out and the floodwater came up quickly in Mary Ann Ungerson’s home in the Canals on Oct. 29. Ungerson described a dark, eerie atmosphere, as 10 homes that caught fire a block away … more
It had only been several months since the city took steps to balance its budget and close a $10 million deficit before Hurricane Sandy hit on Oct. 29, causing damage that is expected to cost the … more
An effort to protect coastal communities like Long Beach from future natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy is under way, after U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called last week for a … more
The walls of water came crashing into Long Beach Medical Center’s lower levels during Hurricane Sandy so quickly on the night of Oct. 29 that the facility’s basement was flooded from floor … more
The city’s costs associated with Hurricane Sandy could reach $200 million, City Manager Jack Schnirman said, but most, if not all, of the bill is expected to be picked up by the federal … more
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy battered Long Beach, leaving thousands of residents without power and water, the Long Island Power Authority, the object of unrelenting public pressure, announced … more
Though the restoration of power in most parts of the city was encouraging, many residents were still displaced, their homes or apartments dark and cold. And aside from the complaints directed at … more
“There was a lot of kids today — I was surprised to see that many kids back,” Long Beach High School senior Maria Krzeminski said after her first day back at school on Tuesday, two weeks after … more
Long Beach Medical Center remains closed after it sustained significant flood damage during Hurricane Sandy, though hospital Chief Executive Officer Doug Meltzer said that he is hopeful the facility … more
A week after Hurricane Sandy destroyed or severely damaged homes and the boardwalk, eroded beaches and rendered the city’s power, water and sewer services useless, there was a glimmer of hope, … more
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