Patricia Dresch

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the city is buying a Staten Island home damaged in superstorm Sandy. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NYC Buys Home Of Staten Island Woman Who Lost Family In Superstorm Sandy

The walls of their home gave way when the storm hit, and George and Amanda were pulled under the surging tide.


The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

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 memorial to Patricia Dresch's husband and daughter in Tottenville, Staten Island - April 29, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

S.I. Woman Struggles To Cope With Loss Of Husband, Daughter Six Months After Sandy

The rain fell Monday on a small memorial of weathered candles and a deflated balloon in Tottenville where Patricia Dresch lost her husband George and 13-year-old daughter Angela.