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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

The Fehlings' Island Park house is under construction. They lost their original home in Sandy. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Town To Hold ‘Rebuild Right’ Seminar For Residents Still Impacted By Sandy

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed can make improvements to protect against another major storm.

07/24/2013

Flooding on Pinson Street in Far Rockaway has residents furious at the city. (Photo: CBS 2)

Far Rockaway Residents Blast NYC Over Constant Neighborhood Flooding

There was frustration on Tuesday in a Queens neighborhood that’s plagued by flooding. Residents said the city is doing nothing to solve the problem.

07/23/2013

Gov. Chris Christie announces federal grant money for Brick Twp. residents, July 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Aid For Homeowners Flooded Out By Sandy

Gov. Chris Christie announced federal grant money has been made available for about 2,700 homeowners. Each homeowner will receive up to $30,000 in federal grant money to help them elevate their homes.

07/22/2013

Jersey City Mayor's Office (credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Eye On Politics: One-On-One With Jersey City’s New Mayor – Steve Fulop

In Jersey City, the new mayor – Steve Fulop – can usually be found hard at work behind his desk well before 8 a.m.

07/22/2013

Gov. Chris Christie announces buyout offers in South River, July 16, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

More N.J. Homeowners In Flood-Prone South River Offered Buyouts

The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.

07/16/2013

MTA employees using a pump train worked around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train's tunnel under the East River on Nov. 5, 2012. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

MTA: Subway System Not At Risk Of Flooding From Heavy Downpours

Powerful rainstorms sprang up across the region Monday, creating flash flooding conditions in some spots

07/01/2013

A destroyed home along the Jersey Shore more than six months after Superstorm Sandy hit - May 14, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Housing Comeback – Buying A Home After Sandy And The New Housing Bubble

All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.

06/28/2013

Astroland At Coney Island In Final Summer Of Operation

Run A Ferry From Coney Island, Or Prevent Flooding? Neighbors Are Torn

Some neighbors on Coney Island would like to see a ferry connecting the Brooklyn peninsula to Manhattan, but a plan by the city could ensure that it never happens.

06/22/2013

A 4-foot high concrete wall is going up along a stretch of Far Rockaway. June 19, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Storm Protection Measures Going Up Along Part Of Far Rockaway

The storm barrier of more than 7,500 bags filled with 20,000 tons of sand will stretch from Beach 55th Street to Beach 149th Street when the dune construction project begins next month.

06/19/2013

Preliminary flood map for Ocean County, N.J. (credit: FEMA)

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief To New Jersey Coast

The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.

06/17/2013

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