Superstorm Sandy

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announce a $3 billion FEMA grant for city public housing developments. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Superstorm Sandy Aid

The money will used at 33 developments damaged by the 2012 storm.

03/31/2015

Sandy's damage to the Rockaways is seen from Chopper 880 - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

City Comptroller Scott Stringer: Superstorm Sandy Aid Program A Disgrace

Stringer’s office examined the city’s Build it Back and found there were double billings and a lack of accountability.

03/31/2015

Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy sit amongst sand washed ashore on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Audit: It Took 15 Tries For New Jersey To Get Sandy Grant Extended

A new federal audit shows New Jersey had to submit an application to extend one post-Superstorm Sandy aid program 15 times before it was approved.

03/31/2015

The City of Long Beach plans to plant 2,700 new trees to replace those destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: CBS2)

2,700 New Trees To Be Planted In Sandy-Ravaged Long Beach

The City of Long Beach, ravaged by Superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012, is about to get a new look.

03/24/2015

(Credit: Christine Sloan/CBS2)

Utility Pole Installation Taking An Expensive Toll On Owners Of Sandy-Damaged Homes In NJ

CBS2’s Christine Sloan spoke to one family who said a pole problem is taking a toll on them.

03/19/2015

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First Batch Of Sandy-Damaged Long Island Homes Ready For Auction

The first of hundreds of state-owned storm-damaged homes are ready for auction on Long Island.

03/19/2015

A home in Woodbridge, N.J., is torn down March 18, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Woodbridge Homes In Flood-Prone Areas Torn Down As Part Of NJ Buyout Program

David Glass, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the homes were all bought out under the state’s Blue Acres program and the families were relocated.

03/18/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Staten Island D.A. Promises FEMA Overhaul To Sandy Victims If Elected To Congress

The congressional candidate said the federal government made life for Sandy victims even worse.

03/18/2015

Superstorm Sandy Slams Tri-State Area

South St. Seaport Resident: Neighborhood Is Still Struggling To Rebuild Following Sandy

Following Superstorm Sandy, those in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport and Battery Park City know how bad the flooding can be.

03/14/2015

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

More Lawsuits Allege National Flood Insurance Program Cheated Sandy Victims Out Of Money

The attorneys for the Sandy victims said the companies manipulated software to exclude sales taxes, cheating victims out of tens of thousands of dollars.

03/14/2015

Debris is left out for removal on Nov. 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FEMA Exec Says He Has Seen Evidence Of Insurance Fraud After Sandy

The executive in charge of FEMA’s insurance program has admitted that homeowners may have been cheated out of millions in insurance money.

03/02/2015

City Councilman Mark Treyger speaks at a news conference about Superstorm Sandy flood claims on March 1, 2015 in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of Fraud

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.

03/01/2015

Mary Grace O'Brien's East Rockaway home after a fire. (credit: Mary Grace O'Brien)

LI Woman Says Insurance Company Won’t Pay Fire Claim Because She Owns A Pit Bull

A Long Island woman whose house was severely damaged in a fire alleges her insurance company refuses to pay her claim because she owns a pit bull.

02/27/2015

Union Beach Storm Damage (credit: CBS 2)

Bon Jovi Sponsoring Community Restaurant In Sandy-Struck Union Beach

Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community restaurant in a Jersey shore community still struggling mightily to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

02/24/2015

GEB HiRise in Uniondale was raided by the New York Attorney General's Office on Feb. 18, 2015 in connection with an investigation into Hurricane Sandy insurance payouts (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

LI Engineering Firm Raided Amid Attorney General Probe Into Sandy Insurance Payouts

Authorities are looking into whether employees rewrote reports for flood insurance claims after Sandy in an effort to cheat homeowners out of money to fix damage from the storm.

02/18/2015

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