Superstorm Sandy

Suffolk Prepares For Next Big Storm, With Sandy Top Of Mind

May 3, 2018
Matthew Schuerman / WNYC

It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy, and there are still people who have not recovered.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on FEMA to cut the bureaucracy, and let PSEG Long Island install permanent power to a rebuilt sewage treatment plant knocked offline by Superstorm Sandy.

Charles Lane / WSHU

Five years later, homeowners on the East Coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Even those with insurance are still struggling to get money to rebuild. That’s because thousands of them were systemically underpaid by their insurance companies. 

Matthew Schuerman / WNYC

Everything looked fine from the outside when Fran Adelson returned to her house the morning after Sandy hit in October 2012. Then she opened the front door.

Jason DeCrow / AP

Anthony Eramo hunkered down in his Long Beach home with his two children during Superstorm Sandy. Like many of his neighbors, he didn’t evacuate. They weathered the storm during the first high tide. But in the evening the second high tide brought a surge of water. 

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