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On Oct. 22, 2012, Tropical Depression 18 formed in the Caribbean Sea south of Jamaica, according to the National Weather Service. It intensified, and seven days later Hurricane Sandy struck the metropolitan area, flooding homes, businesses, schools and hospitals as well as the New York City and New Jersey transit systems. Fierce winds flung boats onto nearby lawns. Trees were uprooted. Residents went without power for days. more
Projects totaling $20.3 million that aim to mitigate flooding are expected to begin in the Five Towns in 2019, representatives of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery said at a presentation at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Sept. 27. more
Just weeks before the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Village of Hewlett Harbor is preparing to begin improving its infrastructure improvements to mitigate flooding. more
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
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