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Nautical Mile resident Ilona Jagnow stepped into what was once her parents’ backyard on South Long Beach Avenue in Freeport recently. She walked carefully through the overgrown grass full of stray … more
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
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
As many still live in the shadow of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the homes and lives of many Long Beach residents nearly three and a half years ago, the city took another stand against the storm last weekend with its Race2Rebuild event. more
Visitors to Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk will now have more food options along the 2.2-mile span beginning Memorial Day weekend, after the City Council approved the vendors to occupy new comfort stations for the upcoming beach season at Tuesday’s meeting. more
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