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.
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.
On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.
Sixty percent of the boardwalk was also destroyed and FEMA doesn’t want to pay to replace it.
All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.
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.
The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.
County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.
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.
Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.