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National Preparedness Month banner in Staten Island, Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City, Feds Launch Ad Campaign For National Preparedness Month

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.

09/04/2013

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, August 20, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

HUD Secretary Tours Bergen County, Promotes Regional Solutions To Future Storms

On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

08/20/2013

Does this flood map make any sense to you? It sure doesn't to the people of Valley Stream, N.Y., which is why the village has a beef with FEMA. (Photo: CBS 2)

Perplexing Flood Zone Maps Pit The Village Of Valley Stream Against FEMA

Confusion reigns on Long Island in the Village of Valley Stream after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to drop 1,500 homes from its new flood maps.

08/14/2013

Mary Jane and Roger Michalak's Sandy-ravaged home in Union Beach. They just learned FEMA will not pay for their home to be demolished. (credit: CBS 2)

FEMA Rejects Funding For Nearly 100 Union Beach Homes Destroyed By Sandy

Union Beach officials said it’s not the borough denying the funding to demolish the homes, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency that’s to blame.

08/12/2013

Crews begin replanting trees on Searingtown and Shelter Rock Roads on April 23, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Audit: No Wrongdoing In Post-Sandy Tree Cutting And Removal In Nassau

CBS 2 first told you how many Nassau County residents cried foul after the Hurricane Sandy cleanup effort cut down what appeared to be healthy trees.

07/31/2013

Rep. Steve Israel announces bill to make co-op and condo owners eligible for FEMA aid, July 29, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Wants FEMA To End ‘Discrimination’ Against Condo, Co-Op Owners

Condos and co-ops are designated as businesses the way the law is currently written. That prevents those homeowners from receiving federal disaster aid offered to other homeowners.

07/29/2013

Islip Beach reopens, July 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Islip Beach Reopens Nearly 9 Months After Sandy

Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.

07/17/2013

The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, N.J. (file / credit: Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association)

Stories From Main Street: Ocean Grove Still Needs Help With Sandy Repairs

Sixty percent of the boardwalk was also destroyed and FEMA doesn’t want to pay to replace it.

07/01/2013

A destroyed home along the Jersey Shore more than six months after Superstorm Sandy hit - May 14, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Housing Comeback – Buying A Home After Sandy And The New Housing Bubble

All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.

06/28/2013

Damage from Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

FEMA OKs Plan To Boost Aid To NJ Towns Hit By Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse communities at a rate of 90 percent for certain expenses related to the October storm, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said Wednesday.

06/26/2013

Preliminary flood map for Ocean County, N.J. (credit: FEMA)

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief To New Jersey Coast

The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.

06/17/2013

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos outlines the unaudited fiscal year 2012 budget. (credit: Nassau County Comptroller's Office)

Nassau Comptroller Announces Budget Surplus

County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.

06/12/2013

A flooded street in Lower Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Proposes Levees, Removable Walls In Plan To Protect NYC

As part of the plan, removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan as well as a 15-to-20-foot levee to guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees to protect a Brooklyn creek.

06/11/2013

A still-damaged home in Toms River, N.J. - May 31, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Summer After Sandy: A Long Climb Back In Toms River

Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.

05/31/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before speaking about rebuilding efforts following last year's Superstorm Sandy at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 28, 2013.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Jersey Shore ‘Stronger Than The Storm’

The president toured the shore with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday, seven months after Superstorm Sandy caused $38 billion in damage.

05/28/2013

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