In about a month, the task force will put out a report on what needs to be done to help the residents. The lawmakers said that includes fighting insurance companies on behalf of homeowners.
The New Year is off to an encouraging start for one Freeport, Long Island, family devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
Across Long Island, free Thanksgiving meals are available for those who no longer have homes.
Police: Freeport Firefighter Charged With Arson After Setting Cars On Fire While Trying To Siphon Fuel
Nassau County police said the 23-year-old Freeport firefighter was using an electric vacuum to illegally siphon gas from a Village of Freeport Fire Department vehicle to his personal car when electricity set the gas on fire.
Residents on the south shore of Long Island on Saturday morning struggled to cope with the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.
Police said there may be surveillance video of some of the attacks. They are asking local residents to be on the look out for a trio of young men wearing dark clothing and armed with knives, guns and wooden clubs.
Loventino Cassadean, 49, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge. He was ordered remanded without bail.
One woman is dead following a house fire on Long Island.
Thomas Heslin was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday in Freeport after officers saw him operating a 2000 Donzi without navigation lights in the Woodcleft Canal, police said.
Kayla Gerdes, 20, pleaded guilty in April to manslaughter and other charges in the death of retired doctor, 69-year-old Rebecca Twine.
A crank call sent police rushing to a Long Island apartment building on Friday night, mistakenly thinking that a man was holding his family hostage inside.
Thousands of fishermen are converging on Washington today trying to ease regulations that they say are strangling their industry, and those on Long Island support the effort.
Police say Kaitlin Grant of Elmont worked as a substitute teacher in the Freeport School District. The relationship allegedly took place from November 2011 to March 2012. Her attorney says his client “emphatically denies the allegations.”
The men were rushed to Nassau University Medical Center and are listed in critical but stable condition.