Their home was gutted by Irene and rebuilt but Sandy filled it with 6 ft. of flood water. Now, Katie and Liam are struggling to rebuild.
The projects include installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains as well as replacing generators and rehabilitating the airport’s power distribution grid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
There are plans for levees, flood walls and pump stations, but the Army Corp Of Engineers won’t start work in Union Beach until 2015.
A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.
Many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident. Meanwhile, In New Jersey, the Seaside Heights boardwalk and amusement park remains under construction one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and damaged again in September 2013 by an electrical fire.
Nick Honachefsky’s home in Camp Osborn, N.J., was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. He joined us on The Couch to tell us about his story — and why he’s not sure he can rebuild just yet.
“I’m from Jersey,” she said, “I love the water.”
Three other charities have agreed to a timetable for spending money still sitting in the bank on the storm’s anniversary. They are the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Kids in Distressed Situations; and a foundation established by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
“It honestly was tougher than I ever imagined it to be,” the 64-year-old Nyad said as she emerged from the pool at 8:48 a.m. Thursday. “I thought compared to these long, ultra-swims in the ocean this would be somewhat easy and it was a bear.”
Nyad, 64, will attempt to swim for 48 hours in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square.
A costly decision made in the hours leading up to Superstorm Sandy has been pinned on a mid-level manager at NJ Transit.
But the Red Cross said Friday that it had committed up to $1 million to extend the hotels of many of those families.
One homeowner thought that she had won the war on mold in her damaged home, but as CBS 2′s John Slattery reported, she may be losing the battle.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program that will fully compensate homeowners who were affected by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy on Saturday.
The state has allocated about $4 million to support small businesses that were damaged or lost income due to the storm in Fairfield, New London, New Haven, and Middlesex counties and on Mashantucket Pequot land.