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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comments on documents related to its plan to protect Long Beach from future storms with protective dunes.
The corps announced last week that its $178 million plan would protect Long Beach with nearly 5 million cubic yards of sand and at least 22 new or rehabilitated groins. Work could start as early as this fall, federal officials said...Read more »
Several planning committees that are part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program are hosting public meetings about their recommendations for rebuilding after superstorm Sandy.
Residents from Lido Beach and Point Lookout are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Molloy Recreation Center, 15 Parkside Ave. in Point Lookout.
Residents from...Read more »
Long Beach will vote Tuesday night on plans to hire a Brooklyn firm to remove about 1,000 trees that died after superstorm Sandy.
Many trees on city streets and right of way areas “suffered salt water inundation and are either dying or have died as a result of this exposure and pose potential hazards to their surroundings,” according to a resolution the City Council will review tonight.
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Long Beach has hired a Delaware firm to review the city’s floodplain management system with the goal of lowering flood insurance premiums for residents.
The review is expected to include a scoring evaluation with the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, city officials said.
Communities “that go beyond the minimums required by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program...Read more »
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program plans to meet Jan. 25 to give Fire Island residents a chance to provide feedback on rebuilding after recent storms.
The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on 79 E. Main St., Babylon. The meeting is an open-house type of event, and residents are encouraged to drop by any time.
The event will...Read more »
An informational meeting for people affected by superstorm Sandy is being held tonight in West Babylon.
Community organizations Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Babylon Inc. and Adopt-A-House are hosting the event at West Babylon Junior High School from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The meeting is targeted toward residents who may not be aware of available resources and will feature former North...Read more »