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The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is set to reopen Oct. 28, 2013 for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: National Park Service)

Ellis Island To Reopen To The Public On Monday

Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point.

10/24/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie Announces $57 Million Voucher Program For Families Still Impacted By Sandy

Christie made the announcement Tuesday in Little Ferry, the site of widespread flooding from the Hackensack River after the storm hit last October.

10/22/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

Saw Mill River Parkway signs in Pleasantville, N.Y. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway In Pleasantville To Be Raised To Cut Down On Flooding

Crews will add another three inches of asphalt along 900 feet of the parkway later this month in an effort to reduce minor spells of flooding, which sends detouring traffic through village streets.

10/07/2013

A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Residents Left Homeless By Sandy Speak Out Days Before Hotel Evictions

Federal funding for the program ended this week but about 300 people are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms that are paid for through Friday.

10/02/2013

A flooded street in Hoboken after intense rain early on May 8, 2013 (credit: Patty Royce)

Report: Some N.J. Flood Insurance Holders Will Soon Face Higher Premiums

Hundreds of New Jersey flood insurance policyholders will soon be facing higher premiums spurred by sweeping changes to the federal law that will take effect Tuesday.

09/28/2013

Hoboken Catholic Academy rededication ceremony, Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rededication Held For Hoboken Catholic School 11 Months After Sandy Hit

“It was like the resurrection. It was marvelous, it was really marvelous,” Dr. Margaret Dames, superintendent of schools for the Newark Archdiocese, said.

09/26/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharp Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Set To Take Effect

Flood insurance premiums of $30,000 a year? That’s what some homeowners could be facing as astronomical rate hikes are set to take effect nationwide Oct. 1.

09/24/2013

Jane's Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 15, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Anti-Flood Fence System Mounted To Protect Jane’s Carousel From Storms

A new flood protection system has been set up around Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, to prevent more flooding in the event of another superstorm.

09/18/2013

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (at podium) with Gov. Chris Christie and others announcing microgrid study for NJ TRANSIT, August 26, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NJ TRANSIT Gets Grant To Study Use Of Microgrid To Keep Trains Moving

Christie says the NJ Transitgrid would be the first microgrid built for a non-military use. It would supply highly reliable power when the regular power sources fail.

08/26/2013

Island Park Public Library reopens. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Island Park Public Library Reopens Nearly 10 Months After Sandy

Sandy submerged the library in five feet of water, destroying more than 20,000 books.

08/22/2013

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, August 20, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

HUD Secretary Tours Bergen County, Promotes Regional Solutions To Future Storms

On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

08/20/2013

Secretary of Housing And Urban Development Shaun Donovan, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Presidential Task Force On Superstorm Sandy Issues Report

The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.

08/19/2013

Does this flood map make any sense to you? It sure doesn't to the people of Valley Stream, N.Y., which is why the village has a beef with FEMA. (Photo: CBS 2)

Perplexing Flood Zone Maps Pit The Village Of Valley Stream Against FEMA

Confusion reigns on Long Island in the Village of Valley Stream after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to drop 1,500 homes from its new flood maps.

08/14/2013

Bay wall in Arverne in the Rockaways, August 5, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rockaways Residents, Lawmaker Call On City To Repair Destroyed Bay Wall

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder on Monday called on the city to provide immediate funding to repair the bulkhead on the border of the Rockaway Peninsula and Jamaica Bay.

08/05/2013

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