Superstorm Sandy

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Repairs To Sandy-Damaged Hudson, East River Tunnels Could Cut Rail Service

Four rail tunnels that carry trains in and out of New York City may have to be closed one at a time for at least a year to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

10/02/2014

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Settlement Reached To Aid NYC Residents With Disabilities In Disasters

The agreement, announced Wednesday, calls for an upgrading of disaster centers to accommodate 120,000 disabled people by September 2017.

10/01/2014

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NY, NJ To Get $3.3B In Federal Funds For Sandy-Related Transit Improvements

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.

09/27/2014

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

Report: Nearly 90 Percent Of Tri-State Area Hospitals Faced ‘Critical Challenges’ During Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

09/17/2014

Billy Crystal talks with Sen. Charles Schumer on Sept. 15, 2014, in Long Beach, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Billy Crystal, Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Pay To Replace Long Beach Trees Lost In Superstorm Sandy

The actor and Sen. Charles Schumer held a news conference Monday calling on the federal government to foot the bill for replacing more than 2,500 trees lost in Superstorm Sandy, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

09/15/2014

A sign at the Whitehall Street station announces the return of R train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

R Train Service Between Brooklyn And Manhattan Resumes

Trains started rolling again through the Montague Tunnel Monday morning.

09/15/2014

A sign at the Whitehall Street station announces the return of R train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

R Train To Resume Service Between Brooklyn And Manhattan Monday

Commuters have been patiently waiting for the completion of the repairs after the Montegut Street tunnel, under the East River, sat in a saltwater days after Sandy hit in October 2012, corroding tracks and signals.

09/14/2014

Workers from MTA New York City Transit work on signals in the Montague Tube that were damaged by salt water flooding during Superstorm Sandy. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / J.P. Chan)

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel To Be Reopened Monday

A subway tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan that was badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy is set to be reopened.

09/13/2014

A Plover bird and her chicks walk on the pitch during the AFC Champions League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Kawasaki Frontale at Blue Tongue Stadium on April 8, 2009 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Endangered Birds Halt Long Island Dune Replenishment Project

A federal judge has temporarily halted a dune replenishment project on New York’s Fire Island over concerns it could harm an endangered bird population.

09/13/2014

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

FEMA Asking For $5.8M In Sandy Aid Repayment

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.

09/11/2014

Long Beach Medical Center (credit: WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs)

Long Beach Residents Renew Calls To Reopen Sandy-Damaged Medical Center

It’s taking longer than expected to get a Long Island hospital shuttered by Superstorm Sandy functioning again and many residents and officials are getting impatient.

09/10/2014

A destroyed home is viewed in Oakwood Beach in Staten Island on February 5, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Announces $108M For Storm-Hit Project

The October 2012 storm dumped water and sand into the basements and first floors of the Coney Island Houses, crippling the buildings’ electrical and mechanical systems and leaving residents without power for 22 days.

09/05/2014

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NYC Emergency Management Officials Urge Storm Preparedness

Do you know what to do if disaster strikes?

09/05/2014

A poster announcing the return of G train service between Brooklyn and Queens. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

G Train Service Resumes After Five-Week Shutdown

Subway service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Court Square in Long Island City, Queens resumed Tuesday morning.

09/02/2014

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Gov. Christie Announces Multimillion Dollar Sea Wall Plan

On Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced an $8.5 million plan for a sea wall in Sea Bright, N.J.

08/28/2014

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