Some 3,000 Long Island homes deemed substantially damaged by superstorm Sandy must comply with new building codes or face financial penalties and huge insurance rate increases.
It will be another Christmas spent homeless for tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Town officials have told a Baldwin homeowner that the home now requires a sprinkler system.
The New York Rising program was set up by the state to help victims of Superstorm Sandy rebuild, but many have said the program has failed to deliver.
Fritz Byer, of Freeport, was arraigned on three counts of burglary, two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.
Their home was gutted by Irene and rebuilt but Sandy filled it with 6 ft. of flood water. Now, Katie and Liam are struggling to rebuild.
It was whole new nightmare for a Freeport family that was trying to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
Reed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who graduated Freeport High School in 1959, died Sunday morning of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was 71.
Evidence of Sandy’s wrath still remains in communities across Long Island. Nearly 100,000 buildings were destroyed in the storm, causing more than $8 billion in damage. Parts of the Long Island Rail Road were washed away and permanent repairs won’t be finished for another five years.
One homeowner thought that she had won the war on mold in her damaged home, but as CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, she may be losing the battle.
It happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Our Holy Redeemer Church on S. Ocean Avenue.
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.
According to police, Michael Brown, 39, of Freeport was arrested on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. after he tried to break down the door of a Roosevelt home using a pitchfork.
Osprey habitats on Long Island were ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy, and now, the birds have taken up residence in the most unusual places.
Seventy-five percent of the restaurants and other businesses on the mile-long stretch of food and fun are back, according to Chamber of Commerce president Charles Hirschberg.