“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.
The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.
Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.
Last year, a storm surge left most of the then-thriving community under water. Then, a day later, a raging fire finished off what Mother Nature started.
Many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident. Meanwhile, In New Jersey, the Seaside Heights boardwalk and amusement park remains under construction one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and damaged again in September 2013 by an electrical fire.
The NYPD is hoping new surveillance video will lead to clues in the homicide of 24-year-old Marisha Cheong.
Some Breezy Point residents say they’re being ripped off by the people they hired to help them rebuild.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.
The dog, believed to be a Shiba Inu, is now staying with the Petronis family at their Breezy Point home, waiting for its owner to come forward.
Word of the signing came as Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder held a rally Thursday, urging the Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the “Breezy Point” bill he drafted and allow residents to rebuild their homes.
According to the suit filed by 120 homeowners, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid failed to de-energize the power grid ahead of superstorm Sandy.
As the picture of destruction in Moore, Okla., riveted viewers to TVs across the country, some communities around New York were especially interested and sympathetic.
Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Marisha Cheong went missing without a trace, and two months later with her body tragically found, her family said goodbye.
A Long Island mother said she believes her daughter was murdered by her boyfriend after her body was found on a Breezy Point beach.