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Misperceptions have been circulating around NY Rising’s March 1 deadline for homeowners involved in the house-elevation program to submit work change orders, according to Anne Fenton, of the Government Office of Storm Recovery. more
Could large, movable storm “gates” protect local South Shore communities from catastrophic damage in future hurricanes? more
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky questioned the commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services during a hearing in Albany last week about the progress of flood mitigation efforts in Island Park. more
Area residents expressed frustration during a recent meeting at East Rockaway Village Hall at the slow pace of planning for a major state project along Mill River to protect homes and businesses if … more
“Clap once if you can hear me!” Miguel Rodriguez shouted during a recent wrestling practice at Lido Elementary School. A thunderous clap resonated through the room. “Clap twice if you … more
With Christmas three days away, the federal government acted like Santa Claus, and has provided a $2.4 million grant that the Town of Hempstead will use to repair Meadowmere Park Bridge, which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy more than four years ago. more
The chances that a young person will become addicted to alcohol or drugs are less than 1 percent –– if use of a substance begins after the frontal lobe of the brain is fully developed, which … more
Barnum Island homeowners along California Canal say they were denied promised bulkhead funding for their waterfront properties, and have petitioned to New York Rising to begin protecting the street from flooding four years after Hurricane Sandy. more
Four years — to the day — after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Long Beach and the entire barrier island, runners gathered on the boardwalk to fight back against a storm that still affects many locals. more
With communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 still awaiting state and federal funds to help buttress against the effects another storm of its size, some groups on Long Island continue to fight their battle against what they see as the root: climate change. more
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