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.
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.
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.
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.
It is estimated that eight out of every 10 homes on Fire Island were destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
Officials estimate as many as eight in ten ocean-front homes on the island were left badly damaged.
Wednesday was filled with devastation, destruction and depression for those living across Long Island, especially in areas like Merrick and Long Beach.
The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.
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.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Fire Island, as Suffolk County has declared a state of emergency.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard was on the scene Saturday afternoon after a small private plane crashed on the Moriches Inlet on the southern coast of Long Island.
An accumulation of sand has made the popular Fire Island Inlet dangerously shallow, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
For many New Yorkers, summer means weekends on Fire Island — it’s what gets them through the work week, the heat and humidity, the subway and the crowded city streets. Closer than the Hamptons — and pleasantly lacking in pretension and a social caste system — this barrier island off the coast of Long Island is made up of 17 communities that have each developed their own personality.