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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

Breezy Point 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy (credit: Paul Lurrie)

Belle Harbor Man Documents Sandy Recovery Through Photographs

Three days after Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Paul Lurrie started snapping pictures. Lurrie said for months the landscape around Belle Harbor, Neponset and Breezy Point remained the same.

10/29/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving Sandy update on Thursday, November 1, 2012. (credit: Governor's Office via Flickr.com)

Gov. Cuomo Directs Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Those Killed By Superstorm Sandy

Cuomo also called for a moment of silence to be held at 8 p.m., which is when the massive storm surge is estimated to have roared ashore.

10/28/2013

The spot where Pedro Correa's house once stood in Oakwood Beach, Staten Island. It was washed away in Sandy and he's taking a state buyout. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Oakwood Beach Homeowners Flooded Out By Sandy Looking Forward To State Buyouts

The flooding from superstorm Sandy practically washed one Staten Island neighborhood off the map, and that has many residents anxious to leave for good.

10/24/2013

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

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