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Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo: State To Probe Banks’ Handling Of Sandy Victims’ Mortgages

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a state review of banks and mortgage lenders who were allowed to delay payments as a result of damage from Superstorm Sandy, only to be asked to pay it all back in one lump sum.

03/06/2013

A storm-damaged home awaits demolition in the New Dorp area of Staten Island. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New York State Pushes Banks To Release Over $200 Million In Sandy Aid

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is working with banks to release nearly $208 million in checks already approved for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

02/12/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Tells Insurance Companies To Pick Up The Ball With Sandy Claims

One month after superstorm Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers are recovering well, with one notable exception.

11/29/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Gov. Cuomo Aide Benjamin Lawsky New Head Of Financial Oversight In New York

The New York Senate has confirmed Benjamin Lawsky, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and Cuomo’s chief of staff, is the first superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. He was a special assistant to Cuomo as attorney general.

05/25/2011