home elevation

It's becoming a common sight to see homes being raised on Long Island's South Shore. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York To Spend Up To $300M To Raise Homes In Flood Zone

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday on Long Island that the state will pick up the tab to elevate homes for anyone who is in the 100-year flood zone and who wants to raise their house.

07/30/2014

Rich Kissel's Sandy-damaged house in Amityville, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Aid To Cover Suffolk Home Elevations; Nassau Residents Not Eligible

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.

09/03/2013

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

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