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The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)/Breezy Point as seen from Chopper 880 on Oct. 21, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Elected Officials Urge People Not To Forget About Those Still Recovering From Sandy

The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.

10/30/2013

Superstorm Sandy Damage In Lindenhurst Dec. 19, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Most L.I. Homeowners Offered Buyouts Rejecting State’s Offer

Only 70 of more than 600 Long Island property owners considered for buyouts are takers, according to the state. All of the buyout offers were made to Suffolk County residents.

10/25/2013

Rich Kissel's Sandy-damaged house in Amityville, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Aid To Cover Suffolk Home Elevations; Nassau Residents Not Eligible

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.

09/03/2013

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

The street in front of a home on Wynsum Lane is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Merrick, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sandy Victims Opting To Put Homes On Stilts To Prevent Future Flooding

The project can cost between $80,000 and $100,000. Some homeowners said they are unclear about what type of damage is covered by FEMA or flood insurance.

02/17/2013

Samantha Kinsley's Long Beach home symbolically wrapped in red tape (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Long Beach Woman ‘Fed Up’ With Feds Wraps Storm-Damaged Home In Red Tape

One Long Beach family, fed up with the government’s response to Superstorm Sandy, has decided to send a powerful message to the feds.

02/05/2013

Cars piled up outside a floodd parking garage in Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurance Companies Use Exemption To Deny Sandy Coverage To Frustrated New Yorkers

New figures Tuesday said 95,000 homes on Long Island were destroyed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy – but from Long Island to Manhattan, many home and business owners have found that their insurance companies will not cover their damage.

01/08/2013

(file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Staten Island Officials Urge Residents To Exercise Patience To Safely Rebuild

With the extended flooding due to Sandy’s storm surge, officials said it is best for residents to take their time now rather than deal with bigger problems down the road.

11/13/2012

A woman wrings water out of a towel while cleaning her flooded car in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Experts Warn Of Flood-Damaged Cars Hitting Resale Market

Experts said that beneath the surface, water can damage computers that control everything from the gas pedal to the airbags.

11/13/2012

Bellevue Hospital was evacuated on Oct. 31, 2012 due to damage by megastorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

Bellevue, Coney Island Hospitals Won’t Fully Reopen Until Next Year

It will be 2013 before Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals fully recover from the storm.

11/12/2012

Gerritsen Beach, two weeks after Sandy struck. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Flood Damage, Mold Plague Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn 2 Weeks After Sandy

In the storm-ravaged, flood-damaged Brooklyn community of Gerritsen Beach, residents were worried about the mold and the repairs as work went on to get back to normal.

11/12/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file/credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Officials Prepare For ‘Catastrophic’ Weather Event

Gov. Malloy has again urged shoreline residents to heed his evacuation order. He declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Malloy said Sandy is forecast to cause more flooding damage than the state saw in the devastating hurricane of 1938.

10/28/2012

A car is seen nearly submerged in a street in Little Falls, NJ - Mar 16, 2010 - Photo: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880

NJ Offers Low-Interest Loans For March Flooding

At least 2,000 homes across New Jersey were evacuated as a result of the March floods, which also closed several major roadways.

06/22/2011

Parkway Avenue in Little Falls, N.J. (Photo/Steve Sandberg, 1010 WINS)

Frustrated NJ Residents Describe Flooding Plight

Hundreds of people remained out of their homes Saturday as major flooding continued along the Passaic and Raritan rivers in New Jersey.

03/12/2011