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Hundreds of pear and cherry trees were cut down along Long Island's North Shore. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of Trees Chopped Down Across Nassau To Be Replanted

Many who cherish the annual flowering trees along the North Shore have voiced their suspicions that the trees were needlessly axed.

04/17/2013

FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center in Nassau County. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Couple Frustrated By ‘Grueling’ FEMA Aid Application Process

Mike and Gabrielle Fehling said a cryptic application process is preventing some from getting the money they need to survive.

04/11/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

FEMA: Most New Jersey Sandy Claims Settled

The agency says that as of Tuesday, there had been 74,825 claims filed and 70,689 had been closed.

04/10/2013

Hudson River Park Construction, April 9, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hudson River Park Repairs To Be Complete This Summer

Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.

04/09/2013

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

A family on Staten Island has a sinkhole problem, which may be related to Hurricane Sandy, but FEMA and the insurance company is not helping out. (Photo: CBS 2)

The Endless Recovery: Sinkholes Proving To Be Big Problem On Staten Island

It’s gone from bad to worse for some storm-weary Staten Island residents who are trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Now, they’re coping with a sinkhole nightmare.

03/26/2013

Flooding at the Hoboken train station. (credit: Julie Parise/CBSNewYork.com)

Hundreds To Receive Grants From Hoboken Sandy Relief Fund

In the aftermath of Sandy, the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund was set up to help individuals and businesses. In the months since the storm, more than a million dollars has been raised.

03/20/2013

FEMA Trailer In Union Beach (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Union Beach Family Is First To Get FEMA Trailer On Residential Property After Sandy

Glenn Cottrell, his wife, two daughters, son and the family dog had been staying with relatives since the superstorm washed out their home nearly five months ago.

03/18/2013

A home in Sea Bright, N.J. damaged by superstorm Sandy - Nov. 9, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey Shore Residents Still Await Flood Insurance Checks

If you live on the Jersey Shore and still haven’t received a flood insurance check, you’re not alone.

03/18/2013

Debris from a flooded home next to the beach in Rockaway is disposed of on December 13, 2012. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report Finds Low-Income Renters Among The Hardest Hit By Sandy

Enterprise Community Partners found 43 percent of the households that reported Sandy damage to FEMA also reported incomes under $30,000 per year.

03/06/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announcing beach rebuilding plans on Staten Island March 4, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will work together on short-term measures to build up the east and south shores of the borough decimated in superstorm Sandy.

03/04/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FEMA Chief: Most Sandy Victims Might Not Notice Sequester

“I think from the standpoint of the immediate response of the things we were doing at Hurricane Sandy, people aren’t gonna see any impacts,” Craig Fugate said Friday.

03/01/2013

Superstorm Sandy's destruction seen in the Rockaways - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FEMA Launches Website With Interactive Flood Maps

New Yorkers can now type in their address to see if their home has been added to the amended FEMA flood maps.

02/26/2013

Rockaway Real Estate

City Officials, Homeless Advocates Call For More Affordable Housing To Accommodate Displaced Sandy Victims

Superstorm Sandy significantly worsened the city’s affordable housing crisis, according to Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander.

02/26/2013

Hundreds of residents of Long Beach attend a "goodbye" ceremony for the town's historic wooden boardwalk, which was badly damaged in Hurricane Sandy, on January 5, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Hopes To Get Federal Funding For Long Beach Boardwalk

Long Beach officials expect to have a new and stronger boardwalk by summer. It is expected to cost $25 million.

02/25/2013

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