Superstorm Sandy

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Volunteers Work To Repair Sandy-Damaged Home During Marathon Rebuild Project

On the eve on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, dozens of volunteers picked up hammers and saws to help a desperate Queens family reclaim their storm-damaged home.

10/28/2014

Of 298 homes destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in Union Beach, New Jersey, only 170 had been rebuilt two years later. (Credit: CBS 2)

Many Homes Not Yet Rebuilt, Residents Feel Stuck In Union Beach, N.J. 2 Years After Sandy

The devastation from Superstorm Sandy can still be seen across New Jersey, on the eve of the second anniversary of the storm.

10/28/2014

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South Street Seaport Businesses Pick Up The Pieces After Superstorm Sandy

The three businesses are located on South Street, Peck Slip and Front Street and are part of a merchants’ alliance formed in the wake of Sandy called Old Seaport New York.

10/28/2014

New homes were under construction, and some residents had returned, two years after a fire devastated Breezy Point, Queens during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. (Credit: CBS 2)

Comeback Under Way At Breezy Point 2 Years After Sandy Fire

During Superstorm Sandy on the night of Oct. 29, 2012, more than 130 homes were wiped out by a horrific fire in Breezy Point, Queens.

10/27/2014

Island Park rebuilding sign, Aug. 22, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Finally, 2 Years Later, Signs Of Progress In Island Park’s Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy roared through the Tri-State Area two years ago this week. While the rebuilding continues, so does the frustration. But some affected residents say there is good that came out of the disaster. Memories of the storm are fresh.

10/27/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in front of the Staten Island Ferry station on Oct. 26, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: 2 Years After Sandy, NY Has Received $17B For Infrastructure Upgrades

The money will be spent on projects such as sand barriers on Long Island, a sewer system for Suffolk County and flood protection at NYU Langone Medical Center.

10/26/2014

Babylon Town Hall (credit: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons)

Family Poverty On The Rise In Babylon

The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.

10/23/2014

Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter holds property tax refund checks to be mailed to Sandy victims (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Treasurer: Property Tax Refunds Sent Out To Sandy Victims

The Suffolk treasurer said nearly 3,000 homeowners will be getting checks. The refunds total about $8 million.

10/22/2014

Gerard Dunne, left, and David Lonergan celebrate returning to their homes in Rockaway Park, Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Park Friends Return To Homes Damaged In Superstorm Sandy

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, two friends in one Queens neighborhood are finally back in their own homes.

10/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces latest Build It Back program achievements, goals. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Announces Achievements, Goals For Overhauled Build It Back Program

Mayor de Blasio said to date, the Sandy recovery program has seen a total 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks sent out.

10/20/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Judge Denies Group’s Bid To Halt Fire Island Dune-Replenishment Project

The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.

10/18/2014

Zennebe Milton says crews were supposed to repair the roof of another house, but instead ripped open the roof of her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn and left it leaking. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: Crews Repair Roof After Ripping Open Wrong House In Brooklyn

A homeowner in Brooklyn was getting some relief at last Friday, after her roof erupted in massive leaks when contractors came to the wrong house and ripped it open.

10/10/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

N.J. Transit Suing Insurers For Money To Pay Sandy Repairs

New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

10/09/2014

Generators Outside Apartment Building In Belle Harbor (credit: CBS 2)

Following Sandy, 33 N.J. Gas Stations To Share Grant Money For Generators

A group of 33 New Jersey gas stations on and near storm evacuation routes have been approved for grant money by the state to install backup power supplies.

10/09/2014

Zennebe Milton says crews were supposed to repair the roof of another house, but instead ripped open the roof of her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn and left it leaking. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Resident Says Contractors ‘Repaired’ Wrong Brooklyn Roof, Left It Leaking

Contractors recently ripped apart the roof of what they thought was a Superstorm Sandy-damaged home in Canarsie, Brooklyn – but they got the wrong roof.

10/08/2014

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