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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
The Five Towns NY Rising Community Restoration Program Committee was not one of the eight winners announced in Albany on April 23 of a bonus $3 million to implement their proposed rebuilding projects. more
Seeing a need borne out of Hurricane Sandy, when Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department firefighters had to rescue residents from the second and third floor of their homes due to flooding, students at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, a yeshiva high school for boys in Lawrence, raised $1,500 in less than a week a few months ago and purchased a rescue boat they presented to the LCFD. more
Cedarhurst and Atlantic Beach villages are two of the seven municipalities that entered into an agreement with Nassau County to be part of the waterway debris removal operation, which will be funded with $12,171,897 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clean up refuse left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
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