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Cars buried after a mudslide in Port Washington on May 1, 2014. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Clean Up Continues Across Tri-State After Flooding, Mudslides

Drenching downpours on Wednesday flooded out neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and caused mudslides and washouts in Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

05/02/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

Heavy rains caused the collapse of a retaining wall and a mudslide onto the Metro-North Hudson line north of Yonkers on Wed., April 30, 2014.  (Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

Metro-North, NJ TRANSIT Cleaning Up After Storm Damage, Mudslides

Flooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.

05/01/2014

Newark Flooding

Heavy Rain Soaks Tri-State Area, Leaves Drivers Stranded In Floodwaters

Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.

04/30/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy-Related Home Buyouts Continue In N.J.

So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.

03/05/2014

FILE -  A woman carries roses through the slush of Union Square. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Warmer Temps Move In, Bring Potential For Severe Storms

The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.

02/21/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez’s Bill To Block Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums Passes Senate

The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.

01/30/2014

Pinson Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, has been flooding for more than a year. (credit: CBS 2)

Flooded Far Rockaway Street Still Freezing Over, But Help Coming

Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.

01/23/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Flooding Shuts Down Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station

The Newark Liberty International Airport train station was shut down Wednesday evening due to a flood.

01/22/2014

6AM. Venetian Blvd and Shore Place - March 7, 2013 (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

LI Officials Launch Pilot Program To Prevent South Shore Flooding

Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.

01/14/2014

New York Rising Protest

Long Island Sandy Victims Blast FEMA Rationale On ‘Earth Movement’ Flooding

It will be another Christmas spent homeless for tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

12/23/2013

A flooded street freezes over in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Flooded Streets Turning To Ice In Far Rockaway

In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months.

12/16/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces buyout plan for Ocean Breeze homeowners, Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Announces Buyouts For Sandy-Decimated Staten Island Homeowners

Two neighborhood residents drowned when Sandy struck. Rushing floodwaters knocked down 20 houses. Most of the rest were badly damaged.

11/18/2013

LaGuardia Airport in Sandy aftermath. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LaGuardia Airport To Get $37M In Anti-Flood Aid

The projects include installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains as well as replacing generators and rehabilitating the airport’s power distribution grid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

11/17/2013

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