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A delivery man crosses Third Avenue on the east side of Manhattan January 21, 2012 during the first snow storm of the year in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS New York’s Severe Weather Guide

As our area braces for another bout of winter weather, Tri-State Area residents are being urged to prepare themselves for the possibility of a severe snow storm.

01/02/2014

New York Rising Protest

Long Island Sandy Victims Blast FEMA Rationale On ‘Earth Movement’ Flooding

It will be another Christmas spent homeless for tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

12/23/2013

An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline, May 5, 2013 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. 
 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

1 Year Later, Superstorm Sandy Survivors Light Up Shore

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.

10/29/2013

Damage from Sandy in West Islip, Long Island (credit: Harrison Knowles via Facebook)

Fast Approaching Insurance Deadline Could Trigger Flood Of Lawsuits From Sandy Victims

An insurance deadline that could limit the options for thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims is quickly approaching and that deadline could bring a flood of lawsuits.

10/22/2013

A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Residents Left Homeless By Sandy Speak Out Days Before Hotel Evictions

Federal funding for the program ended this week but about 300 people are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms that are paid for through Friday.

10/02/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Plan To Help Homeowners Impacted By Irene, Lee, And Sandy

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program that will fully compensate homeowners who were affected by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy on Saturday.

09/28/2013

Hotel Room

City Hotel Program For Sandy Victims Will End Next Week

The Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.

09/28/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Sandy Evacuees Fighting City’s Hotel Eviction Notices

The city’s lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.

09/25/2013

Angelo Genova, Charles Burgio outside Burgio's Lindenhurst home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sandy-Damaged House Being Rebuilt For LI Man Forced To Live In Backyard

Contractor Angelo Genova was childhood friends with Charles Burgio but the two hadn’t been in touch in 32 years until Genova learned about Burgio’s situation.

09/11/2013

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

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