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A warning of roadway flooding in Huntington. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Wet Weather Moves Out, But Flooding Persists In Many Areas

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.

06/08/2013

In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, on June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

Flooding Remains The Big Concern As Andrea Remnants Pound Tri-State Area

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.

06/07/2013

In this handout satellite image provided by NOAA, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, forms June 5, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Andrea Poised To Soak Entire Tri-State Area

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.

06/06/2013

Welcome back sign at Memorial School in Union Beach, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Badly Damaged Union Beach School Reopens More Than 7 Months After Sandy

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.

06/03/2013

People stand under an umbrella during a storm in New York City on Thursday, May 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

More Wet Weather On Tap For Much Of Memorial Day Weekend

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.

05/24/2013

The Chicken or the Egg restaurant in Beach Haven, N.J. (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Long Beach Island Wants You Back At Its Businesses

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.

05/23/2013

Sandy storm damage in the Ocean Breeze section of Staten Island. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Second Small Business Center Opens On Staten Island

The New Dorp Small Business Development Center opened Monday to help small businesses who couldn’t take the time commuting to the other center.

05/20/2013

Sign on a home in Sayreville, N.J. - May 16, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Sayreville Residents Eager, But Nervous About Buyouts

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.

05/17/2013

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 Buyout Plan For Homeowners Susceptible To Flooding

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.

05/16/2013

A flooded street in Lower Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Federal Report: Sandy Warnings Were Confusing Despite Accurate Forecasts

Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found.

05/16/2013

Staten Island Pipe Thefts

Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Homes Vandalized After Extensive Renovations

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.

05/15/2013

Murphy's Market on Long Beach Island reopens nearly 7 months after superstorm Sandy, May 15, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

LBI Grocery Store Reopens Following Months Of ‘Hell’ From Sandy

Murphy’s Market owner Ronald Murphy said he borrowed $1.5 million to rebuild his supermarket to get it ready before summertime.

05/15/2013

Flooded street -- Park Ave. Hoboken (John Montone/1010 WINS)

Hoboken Looks To Upgrade Water Main System, Address Flooding Problem

Hoboken is taking a “proactive” role in protecting its community from water woes caused by floods and its aging infrastructure.

05/15/2013

Flooded street -- Park Ave. Hoboken (John Montone/1010 WINS)

Tempers Rise With Floodwaters As Hoboken Residents Demand Solution To Sewage Problem

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.

05/09/2013

First floor of Oceanside home. Insurance won't pay for the content, claiming the lower level is a basement. (Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Oceanside Residents Battling Insurance Companies Over Flood Coverage

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.

05/08/2013

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