Water line at the Heckman's home after Sandy (credit: Danielle Heckman)

City Warns Of Continuing Health Threats In Wake Of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy may be more than a month behind us, but the danger still lingers in damaged homes.


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Medical Officials: Sandy Victims Suffering From Wide Variety Of Physical Ailments

Homeowners in Long Island’s flood zones have been taking precautions, using protective suits, masks, gloves and boots as they warily clear muck, sewage and mold-infested wallboard. Hundreds of residents have been seeking medical attention.


A Buildings Department inspection sticker on the outside of Noah Rosenblum's home in the South Beach section of Staten Island - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

After Sandy, Color Means Everything For Staten Island Homes

In damaged neighborhoods in the city, there’s something of a pecking order based on color in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.


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Staten Island Officials Urge Residents To Exercise Patience To Safely Rebuild

With the extended flooding due to Sandy’s storm surge, officials said it is best for residents to take their time now rather than deal with bigger problems down the road.


Gerritsen Beach, two weeks after Sandy struck. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Flood Damage, Mold Plague Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn 2 Weeks After Sandy

In the storm-ravaged, flood-damaged Brooklyn community of Gerritsen Beach, residents were worried about the mold and the repairs as work went on to get back to normal.



Expert: Sandy Victims Need To Start Getting Proactive Against Mold

The water has receded from most homes, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely dried out. The damp conditions created by Superstorm Sandy leave many at risk for mold growth.


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Mold Disaster Causes Chaos In Manchester, N.J. School District

The closure will have a ripple effect on the rest of the district because students will have to share the high school on a split session.


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CBS 2 Exclusive Investigation: NYC’s Moldy Classrooms

Teachers at a school in Morningside Heights have come forward to speak up about mold in New York City public schools. One said she came forward because the school is making her sick and she wants everyone to know.


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Schools Chancellor Pressed For Answers On Mold Problem At Williamsburg Schools

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city did its job in handling a mold problem at two Williamsburg schools and that recent air tests “came back with a clean bill of health.”


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Brooklyn Parents Want Children Relocated From Mold-Infested Middle School

Parents have demanded that their children be relocated, but officials, including city health inspectors, have tried to reassure parents that recent testing revealed low levels of mold.


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Willingboro High School To Reopen Monday After Mold Clean-Up

The cleanup at Willingboro High School initially was expected to take about a week. It was closed Sept. 12, after several mold-infested areas were found inside the building.


Flooding is seen from Chopper 880 in the area of Little Falls and Fairfield in New Jersey - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Little Falls Secures Some Buyout Money From FEMA

Flood waters are long gone, but it is still a struggle in part of Little Falls.


Memorial Middle School - Woodland Park, NJ - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Woodland Park Middle School Still Cleaning Up From Flooding

A chalkboard and other classroom materials damaged by the recent flooding are being tossed into large trash bins outside Memorial Middle School.


Wilson Avenue School in Newark (credit: CBS 2)

Irene Flooding To Force Newark Students Out Of School Building

District officials said it is unsafe for students to be inside the Wilson Avenue School in Newark. Flooding, they said, has caused dangerous mold to form inside.


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‘Home’ For The Holidays: Town Rallies For Cancer Survivor

For James Shaljian, his wife and four daughters, it was an emotional moment when their home of 20 years was torn down to make way for a new one.