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The South Shore faces an increased risk of natural hazards — including erosion, coastal wave action, storm surge, floods and severe winds — caused by coastal storms, explained Peter Weppler, chief of the environmental analysis branch of the planning division of the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ planning division to a crowd of residents at Seaford High School last week. more
Construction on seven storm drainage projects in Barnum Island and Harbor Isle could begin next year, according to representatives of Nassau County’s Department of Public Works and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, who met with residents at the Island Park Library on April 26 to detail the efforts. more
In an attempt to ease a reimbursement process that Hurricane Sandy victims and local officials have long described as sluggish and complicated, the city announced last week that it had reached an … more
For many, Hurricane Sandy is a distant memory. But homeowners along the South Shore are still living through the aftermath of the 2012 storm which has extended its impact into 2017. more
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
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