Superstorm Sandy

Lawyers scramble, hundreds of lawsuits expected
5:44 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims

Sandy floods Port Jefferson Harbor
Credit Charles Lane

Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program.  WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.

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Thousands face higher flood insurance bills
11:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Conn. shoreline property owners facing new financial reality

Rosemarie Sibilio's house after storm Sandy hit
Rosemarie Sibilio

Since January, shoreline property owners in Connecticut have been facing a new financial reality. In addition to the repair bills many are still paying after the storms of 2011 and 2012, including Irene and Sandy, thousands are now facing considerably higher flood insurance bills. The Connecticut Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports this  increased cost of living on the coast has some worried it will become even more exclusive than it already is.

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Conn. Superstorm Sandy recovery
6:23 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Conn. state senator says the state is not doing enough for homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy

A Connecticut state senator is using the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to criticize the Governor Dannel Malloy administration for not doing enough to help homeowners affected by the storm. Senator Len Fasano says the administration is actually hampering rebuilding efforts in his shoreline community. 

Prepping for the next Sandy
10:16 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom

A Westhampton Beach home in the process of being permanently elevated.
Credit Charles Lane

After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water.  Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting.  Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge.  But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.  

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Superstorm Sandy federal assistance
3:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Four centers for federal housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy open in Conn.

On Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Malloy announced the opening of four intake centers in the state  to help homeowners apply for disaster assistance from super storm Sandy. The centers are in Norwalk, Milford, Fairfield and East Haven. The state Department of Housing is distributing $30 million in federal relief assistance for homeowners not covered by insurance or FEMA. Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein  says if residents have any questions they should visit a center.

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