Superstorm Sandy

Rep. Gregory Meeks appears with 94-year-old Vincentia Becker at a news conference in Belle Harbor, Queens, on Nov. 24, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy Repayments

A proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.

11/24/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Robert Menendez Presses For Sandy Insurance Probe

Insurance companies might face more scrutiny over how they are handling flood damage claims from Superstorm Sandy.

11/14/2014

FILE -- A truck drives through a flooded street on the Lower East Side on Oct. 30, 2012, a day after Superstorm Sandy hit. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

State Spending $1 Million On Lower East Side Flood Protection Project

As part of the project, wetlands, which will act as a sponge to absorb storm water, will be built at East River Park, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

11/13/2014

Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center (credit: CBS2)

Assemblyman To Superstorm Sandy Victims: Don’t Repay FEMA A Dime

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, D-Far Rockaway, said he’s asked FEMA to stop requesting the repayments, but the agency says it’s required by law to try to recoup money it sent out by mistake.

11/10/2014

Belle Harbor Manor Assisted Living Center (credit: CBS2)

Queens Adult Home Residents Asked To Repay FEMA Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants at least a dozen of those disabled, elderly and mostly poor residents to return thousands of dollars in disaster aid.

11/09/2014

(Credit: New Jersey Attorney General's Office)

4 People Accused Of Scamming FEMA For Sandy Funds In New Jersey

Four people were charged in New Jersey Thursday with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.

11/06/2014

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

Four NYC Hospitals Damaged In Superstorm Sandy To Get $1.6 Billion

New York City is getting at least $1.6 billion in federal money to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient.

11/06/2014

FILE -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Sen. Booker Wins Re-Election In New Jersey Minutes After Polls Close

New Jersey voters are faced with a plethora of decisions this Election Day, including whether U.S. Sen. Booker should get his first full term in Washington.

11/04/2014

Chris Christie Tells Heckler To Sit Down , Shut Up On Two Year Anniversary Of Sandy

Gov. Christie’s Shouting Match With Heckler Is A Topic Of Great Interest In N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie’s shouting match with a man who interrupted one of his press events Wednesday is now the talk of New Jersey.

10/30/2014

A man shots slogans to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while speaks to the audience during a public event in Belmar, two years after Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2014 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Gov. Christie Tells Sandy Heckler To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’

A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm recovery and interrupted the governor’s speech Wednesday in Belmar on several occasions.

10/29/2014

Habitat for Humanity works to repair a Coney Island home damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Marks Second Anniversary Of Superstorm Sandy

On the second anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, many people are still recovering — and waiting for funding.

10/29/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks next to Richard Weited, owner of East Dover marina,  in Toms River on Oct. 29, 2014, the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy slamming into the state. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Officials, Residents On Sandy Anniversary: Rebuilding Has Been Too Slow

The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in New Jersey, where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt, but many other people still unable to return to their homes.

10/29/2014

(Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens Lifeguard Who Saved Six Lives During Superstorm Sandy Honored With Street Sign

Dylan Smith, a Good Samaritan who helped save many lives during Superstorm Sandy, was honored by his community on the second anniversary of the storm as the community named a street after him.

10/29/2014

Before (left) and after (right) of home rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy in Island Park (credit: CBS 2)

Song Brings Attention To People Still Struggling 2 Years After Superstorm Sandy

“Mary Magdalene,” a song co-written by Dan Beck, Gary Lucas and Jann Klose, was created to bring attention to the people still struggling to get their lives back to normal two years after the Oct. 29, 2012 storm.

10/29/2014

FILE -- Utility workers replace a pole that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Utilities: Communication With Customers Will Be Better For Next Storm

A major complaint in the days following Sandy was that customers didn’t know what repairs crews were working on when their power would be restored.

10/29/2014

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