Superstorm Sandy

Long Beach Sets Up 'Help Station' To Aid Sandy Victims

Jul 22, 2016
Kathy Willens / AP

Nassau County is trying to reach out to residents who are still not back on their feet following Superstorm Sandy by setting up a “help station” on the boardwalk in Long Beach.

Michael Raab, the Storm Recovery Liaison with Nassau County, says even after residents get money from insurance or government programs, they still face many hurdles.

Mark Lennihan / AP

The Long Island Housing Partnership has acquired 30 properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy and plans to turn them into affordable housing for qualified homebuyers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Jason DeCrow / AP

On Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's overhauling its flood insurance claims appeals process so homeowners can deal directly with FEMA officials rather than having to fight insurance companies. 

NOAA GOES Project/NASA via AP

There are blizzard warnings for coastal Connecticut and Long Island as a winter storm hits the region.

By Saturday evening, snow was falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour on Long Island. Officials are expecting 24-30 inches of snow. With 40 mph winds, that could lead to dangerous storm surge.

"Personally, I'm more worried about the flooding then the snow. Flooding can do tremendous, tremendous damage,", said Governor Andrew Cuomo, "As we've learned the hard way."

Karen Dewitt

As the fourth anniversary of the devastating storms Irene and Lee approaches, the Cuomo Administration said it’s more ready than ever for hurricanes, floods, and other adverse weather events.

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo took office in 2011, there’s been a succession of severe storms, including hurricanes Irene and Lee that brought massive flooding to upstate, Superstorm Sandy in 2012 that flooded beach front communities on Long Island and submerged portions of the New York City subway system in corrosive salt water.

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