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A free mold-remediation program is being offered to those still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is providing professional mold cleaning and remediation services for homes that qualify. The program is being funded by the American Red Cross and the Robin Hood Foundation.
The program provides for the inspection,...Read more »
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants to add a dormitory to the county’s Office of Emergency Management complex in Bethpage.
After superstorm Sandy last year, hundreds of visiting first responders had few options but to sleep in offices at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Mangano said. “We basically took over the whole homeland security building,” he said in a recent interview.
To...Read more »
Brookhaven Town officials may amend a code change intended to make it easier for Fire Islanders to rebuild houses destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
The code change — which waived requirements to seek variances from the town board of zoning appeals if a house was severely damaged by Sandy — may have inadvertently eased the zoning review process for residents whose houses were not affected by the...Read more »
Long Beach has hired a Bay Shore firm to remove trees around the city that died because of superstorm Sandy.
The city will pay Trees R Us of Bay Shore $43,875 to cut dead trees, remove debris and grind the stumps, the city council decided on Nov. 10. The council awarded the contract, on which four other firms also bid, with a unanimous vote.
“As a result of superstorm Sandy, numerous...Read more »
The Town of Huntington plans to hold an early morning public hearing next month to consider adopting a law to provide assessment and tax relief to property owners impacted by superstorm Sandy.
Because the town’s assessment for taxes for 2012 were done before Sandy, many homeowners were forced to live in homes that were damaged or uninhabitable. Even though the homes were unusable, property...Read more »
A public discussion of planned repairs at Bellport Memorial Park is scheduled to be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the village Community Center, 4 Bell St.
Village residents will be invited to suggest amenities at the park, which superstorm Sandy flooded.
John Beitel, a Bellport landscape designer, is expected to display his plans for park repairs, including regrading the lawn, planting...Read more »
Oceanside Assistant Fire Chief John Madden spent last Halloween coordinating efforts to search homes for superstorm Sandy survivors, clearing roads so relief groups could distribute essential supplies and responding to call, after call, after call that came in.
“These guys didn’t stop working,” said Madden of his department’s 200 volunteer firefighters, who were on-call for three weeks straight...Read more »
Last year, on the day before superstorm Sandy hit Long Island, News 12 Traffic & Weather lead meteorologist and executive producer Rich Von Ohlen joined us in a live video chat to warn us that this storm was going to be big. Real big.
In our continuing series of live chats on Sandy-related issues, Von Ohlen joined us again for a recap and a look ahead on what to expect from weather events...Read more »
The scene on Kennedy Plaza outside Long Beach City Hall could not have been more different Tuesday night than it was exactly one year prior. A crowd of more than 1,500 residents gathered for a lantern-lighting ceremony to reflect on the anniversary of superstorm Sandy.
The evening was filled with hope and even a sense of celebration that the community had survived one of the worst natural...Read more »
Outside her hotel room, Maria Puglisi held a cardboard sign that read “365 Days Strong.”
The moment was captured and the picture was added to a photo montage, which was shown at a “One Year After Sandy” event in Lindenhurst Town Square on Tuesday night.
After Puglisi’s entire two-story home she shared with her 86-year-old father, Sam, had to be gutted, they had to move to a hotel, and...Read more »