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Truck building temporary sand mounds on the beach in Sea Girt, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Sandy Aid To Fund Dredging, Beach Replenishment On Long Island’s South Shore

Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.

02/04/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Environmentalists: Fire Island Breach Is A Gift From Sandy

If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”

01/30/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

New Maps Reveal Dramatic Post-Sandy State Of Fire Island

We are seeing the first detailed scientific scan showing the extent of superstorm Sandy’s wrath and some of the most dramatic changes are on Fire Island.

12/03/2012

Fire Island School

Back To School On Storm-Battered Fire Island, But A Lot Of Work Remains

Life has slowly, but surely, begun to return to normal on hard-hit Fire Island. Dozens of kids finally returned to their school Monday, and they seemed happy about it.

11/26/2012

Beach goers at Robert Moses State Park’s Field 5  (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Robert Moses State Park To Remain Closed For A Long Time To Come

Robert Moses State Park is known as a place for fun in the summertime sun, but it may have to remain closed for a long time to come in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

11/17/2012

Fire Island Sandy damage

Residents Return To Fire Island, Where The Protective Dunes Are No More

Anxiety, hope and perspective occupied the people on the packed Fire Island Ferry. Seasonal owners were granted three hours to see how their beloved summer homes stood up to Sandy.

11/14/2012

Downed trees in Woodbury, Long Island as a result of Sandy (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Angry LIPA Customers Say They Can’t Get Clear Answers About Power Restoration

For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.

11/08/2012

Fire Island Sandy Damage (credit: CBS2)

Fire Island Residents Pick Up The Pieces From Sandy, If They Have Any Left

It is estimated that eight out of every 10 homes on Fire Island were destroyed by superstorm Sandy.

11/08/2012

Fire Island Sandy Damage (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Assessing Sandy’s Damage On Fire Island

Officials estimate as many as eight in ten ocean-front homes on the island were left badly damaged.

11/07/2012

Boat in front of a home in Merrick, Long Island. (credit: CBS 2)

Superstorm Sandy Leaves Boats Sitting In Front Yards Of L.I. Homeowners

Wednesday was filled with devastation, destruction and depression for those living across Long Island, especially in areas like Merrick and Long Beach.

10/31/2012

Fire Island

Crowds Board Ferries Out Of Fire Island As Hurricane Nears

The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

Subway Closed

NYC Shuts Down Of All Subway And Train Service

At a news conference, Cuomo announced MTA subway service, Metro-North trains and LIRR service will be shut down as of 7 p.m. Sunday. Additionally, final bus service end at 9 p.m.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Boarded-Up Windows On Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Red Cross Shelters Open On Long Island; Several Areas Evacuated

Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Long Island Preps

Evacuation Order For Fire Island; Long Island Preps For Worst

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Fire Island, as Suffolk County has declared a state of emergency.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

Remains of small plane crash off Fire Island (credit: CBS 2)

Both Bodies Recovered From Small Plane Crash Off Fire Island

Strong tides and darkness hampered the recovery effort but just after 11 p.m. Saturday night, the plane was lifted up out of the water and the bodies of the two victims inside were recovered.

10/21/2012

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