Saturday morning was long and wet due to remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Andrea, and many parts of the Tri-State Area were left with a lot of drying out to do.
Flash flood warnings for the five boroughs of New York City, Fairfield County, Conn., and Nassau County and Suffolk County expired earlier in the evening.
Forecasters say the remains from Andrea will approach from the south, bringing heavy rain to the state on Friday. The rain could produce small stream and urban flooding.
The 700 students of Memorial School in Union Beach finally returned to their classrooms Monday. They had been split up among four different buildings since Sandy hit.
The unofficial start of summer is not being greeted with summer-like weather. One day after powerful storms slammed the Tri-State Area, forecasters were calling for more rain over the weekend.
It’s taken a lot of hard work, sweat, and money to re-open the doors of a lot of businesses impacted by superstorm Sandy.
The New Dorp Small Business Development Center opened Monday to help small businesses who couldn’t take the time commuting to the other center.
On Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan to buy out homes in flood-prone areas of Sayreville and South River so no houses are built there in the future, and some residents are eager.
The governor announced the “willing seller” buyout plan Thursday, just before appearing in Sayreville, where about 270 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by a tidal surge during Sandy.
Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found.
The owners were back to square one Wednesday at three Sandy-ravaged homes that were rehabbed by volunteers on Staten Island, after vandals stole the copper wire and plumbing.
Murphy’s Market owner Ronald Murphy said he borrowed $1.5 million to rebuild his supermarket to get it ready before summertime.
Hoboken is taking a “proactive” role in protecting its community from water woes caused by floods and its aging infrastructure.
In 2012, Sandy filled the streets and basements of Hoboken with water, that was followed by a slew of water-main breaks, and finally a series of flash floods brought on by heavy rain, that left many residents pumping out their homes once again.
The insurance plans do not consider basements to be living spaces, so the residents have not gotten a penny of insurance money for the flood damage they sustained.