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Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy-Related Home Buyouts Continue In N.J.

So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.

03/05/2014

Breezy Point 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy (credit: Paul Lurrie)

Belle Harbor Man Documents Sandy Recovery Through Photographs

Three days after Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Paul Lurrie started snapping pictures. Lurrie said for months the landscape around Belle Harbor, Neponset and Breezy Point remained the same.

10/29/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Mantoloking To Vote On Property Tax Reassessment

Mayor George Nebel said the recalculation is necessary due to the severe damage the Ocean County borough sustained in the storm.

10/15/2013

NJ TRANSIT Train (credit: CBS 2)

Nearly A Year After Sandy, NJ TRANSIT Service To Resume 99.6% Service

A new schedule will take effect Sunday that reflects rail operations systemwide with 697 out of 700 trains that were running before superstorm Sandy.

10/11/2013

Island Park Public Library reopens. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Island Park Public Library Reopens Nearly 10 Months After Sandy

Sandy submerged the library in five feet of water, destroying more than 20,000 books.

08/22/2013

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, August 20, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

HUD Secretary Tours Bergen County, Promotes Regional Solutions To Future Storms

On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

08/20/2013

Secretary of Housing And Urban Development Shaun Donovan, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Presidential Task Force On Superstorm Sandy Issues Report

The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.

08/19/2013

Flooding from Sandy at NJ TRANSIT's Meadows Maintenance Complex Car Shop (credit: NJT)

Report: Despite NJ TRANSIT Hurricane Plan, Agency Sustained $100 Million In Damage

The agency’s plan called for moving its trains to higher ground before superstorm Sandy hit, raising additional questions about why the agency instead moved locomotives and rail cars to low-lying rail yards.

08/19/2013

American Red Cross holds hurricane preparedness session in Long Beach, N.Y., August 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Holds Hurricane Preparedness Session In Long Beach

“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.

08/14/2013

Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, N.J., July 30, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Deadline Approaching For N.J. Residents Eligible For $180 Million In Grant Money

Homeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.

07/30/2013

FILE - Protective berms are viewed on Compo Beach  in Westport, Connecticut.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Panel To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.

07/26/2013

The Fehlings' Island Park house is under construction. They lost their original home in Sandy. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Town To Hold ‘Rebuild Right’ Seminar For Residents Still Impacted By Sandy

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed can make improvements to protect against another major storm.

07/24/2013

Islip Beach reopens, July 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Islip Beach Reopens Nearly 9 Months After Sandy

Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.

07/17/2013

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