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.
Joyce was in for the shock of her life on Saturday when volunteers working for Operation Blessing filled her in on the work that they had done.
The Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause and time of death, and to pinpoint how long the body has been in the water.
Mayor Bloomberg also warned residents living in low-lying coastal areas that flooding may occur as the storm barrels through the Tri-State.
17 families contend the utility should have cut the power ahead of Sandy’s surge. They say ocean water coming in contact with energized wires sparked the wind-fueled fireball that ravaged the neighborhood.
A warmup is in the forecast for the week to come, but the Tri-State Area will have to suffer through some more miserable weather first.
The benefit will feature food, drinks and a live band. There will also be a raffle.
Hundreds of volunteers led by the Virginia-based “Operation Blessing International” rebuilt the Bert and Jeanne Metz’s home.
Eco Building Products CEO Steve Conboy said he is footing the bill for the new home to help Kim Leib get back on her feet, but also to show off his company’s products.
The Robin Hood Foundation has already sent checks to more than 160 organizations involved in the relief effort. The charity has been thinking small in its distribution of the funds.
Marine officials said Friday the whale was malnourished and had lesions in its stomach and kidneys. The cause of death won’t be completed until testing comes back on tissue samples.