Congress passed a bill Thursday scaling back what had been drastic increases in flood insurance rates for many homeowners. It passed in the Senate by a vote of 72 to 22.
March is living up to its reputation as wicked winds whipped across New York and New Jersey, making a blast of Arctic air feel even colder.
The first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator’s claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski’s Sayreville home.
Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.
Forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Wednesday before it turns sharply colder overnight.
Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.
So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
Road crews will conduct overnight repairs over the next two weeks. As a result, there will be some lane closures from Nyack to Spring Valley between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The snow should finally end in most areas by early Monday afternoon, though southern areas could continue to see snow until around dusk.
Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.
New York City, northern New Jersey and Long Island are expected to see 3 to 6 inches of snow as another winter blast hits the Tri-State area.
There are a little more than three weeks before winter ends on the calendar, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up just yet.
One survey found nearly 3 in 10 homes in the U.S. have rodents. In the northeast, 35 percent of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation, the highest percentage in any geographic area.
The clear skies and balmy temperatures of last weekend will seem like a distant memory in the days to come, with dangerous winds and bitter cold, and a major snowstorm coming just in time for the new work week next week.
It’s been cold, it’s been snowy, it’s been windy and almost always, the air has been very dry. To make matters worse, we’re told to wash out hands often to avoid spreading cold and flu germs.