Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
A groundbreaking was held for Saturday for the new $44.2 million boardwalk on Long Beach, Long Island.
Preliminary construction of Long Beach’s new $44.2 million boardwalk is set to begin next week, but it won’t be complete for the summer.
A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.
A dog that was brought to a temporary shelter in Nassau County after Superstorm Sandy is now in need of a new home as the shelter prepares to close its doors.
Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.
The system will arrive Wednesday around midday, bringing heavy rain and snow that could disrupt travel and cause power problems throughout the Tri-State Area.
Long Beach officials expect to have a new and stronger boardwalk by summer. It is expected to cost $25 million.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Demolition of the boardwalk, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, began weeks ago.
One Long Beach family, fed up with the government’s response to Superstorm Sandy, has decided to send a powerful message to the feds.
In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.
Not since Hurricane Gloria in 1985 has a dune restoration project been launched on Nassau County’s South Shore
President Barack Obama on Tuesday night signed the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package into law.
Communities already hit hard by superstorm Sandy are bracing for the next hit – lost tax revenue as a result of the damage.