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Hurricane Sandy was the South Shore’s worst nightmare realized. It was a monster storm that flooded portions of communities — specifically Meadowmere Park, back Lawrence, Hewlett Harbor and Cedarhurst — and left tens of thousands of lives in tatters. It was traumatic. People felt a visceral sense of fear for weeks, if not months. Could another big storm strike? more
Nearly four years after Hurricane Sandy there are still homeowners facing challenges to their mental and financial wellbeing. more
A variety of topics will be addressed at a Sandy recovery workshop presented by Nassau County on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Long Beach Public Library at 111 W. Park Ave. in Long Beach. 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
Local governments in Nassau and Suffolk counties are expected to share $145 million in state money — out of a total of $175 million — to cover the outstanding 10 percent in Hurricane Sandy rebuilding costs that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) doesn’t reimburse. 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
The Five Towns NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program Committee was not one of the eight winners of a bonus $3 million that will be used to implement the post Hurricane Sandy rebuilding projects that have been proposed as winners were announced in Albany Wednesday. more
To the Editor: I am a military veteran who lives in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District who was denied a vote on the tax exemption for veterans. I would like to shed some light on this matter. more
A deadline is looming as a proof of loss form must be submitted to NY Rising on April 28 by insured homeowners who remain in need of assistance with their flood claims from Hurricane Sandy. more
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