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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
Agreements with three subrecipients, the municipalities that will help administer the NY Rising Community Reconstruction projects for a trio of Five Towns-related infrastructure projects, were signed on March 3, along with 23 other such projects on Long Island. There are currently a dozen subrecipients connected with all 26 Long Island projects. more
The New York Rising Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funding approved a $500,000 request from the Town of Hempstead that will be used to purchase two generators for the Meadowmere Park Fire Department. more
Money from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program is expected to be released within months based on where projects are in the system, state officials said. more
With Atlantic Beach surrounded on one side by Reynolds Channel and the other by the Atlantic Ocean, and with Hurricane Sandy still fresh in their minds residents packed village hall for an educational seminar presented by Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) on Oct. 1. more
Traffic was slowed and stopped on Broadway in Woodmere last Friday as a 150-foot-tall crane lifted a cupola tower and its copper top into place at the peak of the Woodmere Education Center, 70 feet above the street. more
Hurricane Sandy rebuilding talk often swirls around larger communities, but the smaller Five Towns villages of Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck are also seeking to mitigate the damage caused by flooding. more
Repairing and improving Rockaway Turnpike, a major evacuation route in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Sandy, and storm water mitigation projects are the main focus of Five Towns residents as final community reconstruction plans have been submitted to the state. more
As final plans for the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program have been submitted for approval, Anne Fenton was named the program’s spokeswoman late last month. more
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