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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)

Sharp Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Set To Take Effect

Flood insurance premiums of $30,000 a year? That’s what some homeowners could be facing as astronomical rate hikes are set to take effect nationwide Oct. 1.

09/24/2013

Volunteers from New York Says Thank You rebuilds an NYPD officer's home in Long Beach (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Local NYC Volunteers Turn Efforts Homeward For Sandy Victims

After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a group of New Yorkers decided to volunteer in different cities every year around the anniversary to say “thank you” for the help New York City received. This time, home was where that help was needed most.

09/08/2013

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Fmr. Red Cross Financial Director Sent To Jail For Stealing From Organization

A former Red Cross financial director was sentenced in Suffolk County court Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity.

02/27/2013

Remnants of the Belmar boardwalk piled up against a pizzeria following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Mayor Heads South To Seek Lessons Learned After Katrina

The road to recovery from Sandy for the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar is going through the gulf coast, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

12/27/2012

Men clean a home damaged by Sandy in Broad Channel, Queens - Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

New Orleans Firefighters Come To Help NYC Firefighters Who Helped Them After Katrina

This morning, roughly one dozen started swinging hammers and sawing wood in the Rockaways, whatever needs to be done to help members of the FDNY rebuild their own homes damaged by the storm.

11/28/2012

Volunteers unload supplies at Amityville High School (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Two Truckloads Of Supplies Donated By New Orleans Residents Arrive On Long Island

Those in need can go to Amityville High School, where the supplies have been unloaded.

11/20/2012

Gov. Chris Christie Thanks FEMA Workers In Lincroft, N.J. Nov. 12, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie: Sandy Caused ‘Incalculable’ Damage To New Jersey’s Spirit

Christie said he expects to have a dollar estimate on total loss in the next day or two. But the governor said he expects the combined damage in New York and New Jersey will be second only to the huge monetary cost of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

11/12/2012

Long Beach Sandy damage

Homeless Condition Caused By Sandy Stunning In Areas Like Long Beach

Until last week, the Koff family of Long Beach was living the American dream, with a gorgeous home on Reynolds Channel — and then sandy happened, pushing three feet of water into their home, and upending their lives.

11/05/2012

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WATCH: NBA’s David Stern Hears It From Crowd After ‘Katrina’ Flub

It was an honest mistake from Stern. But the crowd heard it — and then he heard it from the crowd.

10/31/2012

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Gov. Malloy: All State Employees Should Return To Work Wednesday

The governor said Superstorm Sandy is over and the state has now begun the process of assessing damage and getting lives back to normal.

10/30/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

Isaac Hits New Orleans, Gulf Coast (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Isaac Causing Big Problems, But Proving To Be Far Weaker Than Katrina

Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.

08/29/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

Torah carried out of Congregation Beth Israel following Hurricane Katrina (credit: http://bethisraelnola.com)

Former Riverdale Rabbi Helps Rebuild New Orleans Congregation After Katrina

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina decimated much of New Orleans, a local rabbi dedicates a new synagogue he helped rebuild. Rabbi Topolosky said that natural disaster really affected him and left him compelled to act.

08/26/2012

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