Nearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.
Schumer said the difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm for insurance purposes could be very costly to homeowners who have already lost so much.
Forecasters are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Sandy as the storm spins near Jamaica.
Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.
The Long Island Power Authority was more than ready when Hurricane Earl breezed past Long Island last week. However, the utility’s customers might have to pick up the tab.
After navigating through menacing tides stirred up by the approach of Hurricane Earl, she reached the swimmer, 58-year-old Mike Gimpel.
Holiday weekend travel was back to normal Saturday.
Hours after Earl spared the Jersey Shore by straying from it, as CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey reports, those hoping to take in Mother Nature’s show walked away disappointed.
Earl rumbled past the eastern tip of Long Island, leaving little more than a rainstorm in its wake.
Residents in the Garden State were breathing a little easier Friday night hours after Earl spared the Jersey Shore by straying from it.
Will Hurricane Irene wreak havoc on the Tri-State area? If she does, you’ll be prepared. Here’s CBSNewYork’s hurricane and tropical storm guide.