The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.
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.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.
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.
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.
One Long Beach family, fed up with the government’s response to Superstorm Sandy, has decided to send a powerful message to the feds.
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.
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.
Experts said that beneath the surface, water can damage computers that control everything from the gas pedal to the airbags.
It will be 2013 before Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals fully recover from the storm.
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.
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.
At least 2,000 homes across New Jersey were evacuated as a result of the March floods, which also closed several major roadways.
Hundreds of people remained out of their homes Saturday as major flooding continued along the Passaic and Raritan rivers in New Jersey.