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Destroyed House In Belle Harbor (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Residents Tell Harrowing Stories From Sandy On ‘60 Minutes’

Residents of Belle Harbor, Queens, recalled their harrowing experience during the horrors of Superstorm Sandy on “60 Minutes” Sunday.

11/11/2012

Nor'easter drops plenty of snow in Short Hills , New Jersey. (credit: Neerja Mishra)

Nor’easter Deals Windy, Snowy & Stinging Blow To Storm-Weary Tri-State Area

The storm dropped 3.9 inches of snow in Central Park as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. In fact, this storm was on track to be the biggest snowstorm on record in October or November. The previous record in Central Park for those months was 4.4 inches in November of 1989.

11/07/2012

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Storm-Ravaged Breezy Point Responds With All-Out Effort To Vote

There were two obvious things about Breezy Point on Election Day — the utter desolation caused by Sandy and the number of American flags still flying.

11/06/2012

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Storm-Ravaged Neighbors Face Long Wait For Insurance Adjusters

A week after Superstorm Sandy, the new battle was with the insurance companies, with homeowners being told they will have to wait up to two weeks for adjusters to assess the damage.

11/05/2012

The remains of the Breezy Point neighborhood following a fire that broke out during Sunday as seen from Chopper 880 - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Police Raise Flag In Breezy Point; Fund Set Up To Help Officers Impacted By Sandy

More than 1,500 members of the New York City police force were directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy, but had no choice but to get to work and help the city cope.

11/05/2012

Breezy Point Mass

Residents Of Storm Fire-Devastated Breezy Point Gather For Sunday Mass

Superstorm Sandy has tested the faith of many, but Sunday mass was packed in Breezy Point, Queens – one of the areas hit hardest by the storm.

11/05/2012

Sandy's damage to the Rockaways is seen from Chopper 880 - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Cuomo: Tens Of Thousands Of New Yorkers Left Homeless By Sandy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city expects that it will have to find housing for 30,000 to 40,000 people.

11/04/2012

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Breezy Point Residents Return Amid Devastation From Horrific Fire

Families returned to Breezy Point, Queens, on the Rockaway Peninsula Wednesday night, after a devastating fire decimated their tight-knit community.

CBS New York–10/31/2012

Mayor Bloomberg tours some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed)

NYPD Making Its Presence Known; Mayor Calls Sandy ‘Storm Of Historic Intensity’

The megastorm Sandy caused 13-foot storm surges in the city. The storm also downed trees and knocked out power to thousands.

10/30/2012

A firefighter works to contain a fire that destroyed over 100 homes during Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Breezy Point, Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fire Amid Superstorm Leaves Breezy Point, Queens, A Wasteland

It happened in the Breezy Point section on the Rockaway Peninsula, which had earlier been flooded by Sandy. Nearly 200 firefighters have been on the scene since about 11 p.m. Monday.

10/30/2012

Breezy Point On Map Of Zone A (credit: http://www.nyc.gov)

Some Residents In Evacuation Zone May Defy Orders To Leave

Bloomberg said that while those who defy the evacuation orders will not be arrested, he cautioned that it would be a selfish decision because it would potentially put first responders at risk if the residents need to be rescued.

10/28/2012

This image shows a tornado off Brooklyn on Sept. 8, 2012.  (credit: Instagram/Joey Mure)

NWS: Weekend’s Tornadoes Brings Total To 10 Twisters In NYC Since 2007

The two twisters that touched down Saturday are the latest of about 60 small tornadoes that have hit the area in the past
half-century, the years for which complete data are available.

09/10/2012

Tornado damage in Breezy Point (Credit: CBS 2)

Massive Cleanup Begins Following Tornadoes, Heavy Thunderstorms In Brooklyn And Queens

Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in Brooklyn and Queens have turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up on Sunday.

09/09/2012

Endangered Egg (Credit: CBS 2)

Trespasser Accused Of Destroying Piping Plovers’ Endangered Eggs In Breezy Point

Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.

07/20/2012

Mayor Bloomberg announces mandatory evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Heed Mayor’s Warning, Leave Evacuation Areas In Advance Of Irene

Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.

08/26/2011

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