Superstorm Sandy News

Hospitals Struggled During Superstorm 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 …

New Jersey Approves Storm Buyouts in East Brunswick

New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an independent appraisal. Because the neighborhood is …

New Jersey Boardwalk Slow to Recover After Fire

Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns. The boardwalk that was lost on Sept. 12, 2013, has been rebuilt between …

FEMA Seeks Return of Close to $5.8M in Sandy Aid

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. The Federal …

NYC: Sandy Home Repair Program Starts 535 Projects

New York City’s Superstorm Sandy home-repair effort that was criticized for a sluggish start has now begun work on 535 homes, surpassing a goal set to show a turnaround, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Much more work remains for …

N.J. Used Car Dealer Admits Selling Sandy-Flooded Cars

A used car dealer in New Jersey has admitted selling seven vehicles that sustained flood damage during Superstorm Sandy after a Motor Vehicle Commission office employee created clean titles for them. Forty-two-year-old Jonathan Olin of Manalapan pleaded guilty to theft …

Long Island Areas to Get Flood-Buffer Aid

Several areas on Long Island, N.Y., will get about $16 million in federal funding to buy storm-damaged properties and turn them into flood buffers. Newsday says the funding includes $9.9 million for Amagansett, and $5.6 million for Mastic Beach and …

Settlement in New Jersey Hotel Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the company …

Military Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy Damage

Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home. The gleaming white 87-foot patrol boat, now temporarily based out of Bayonne, still cannot go back to its berth at Sandy Hook, …

New York Public Hospital Damaged by Sandy Gets $117M Aid

The city’s public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for damage related to Superstorm Sandy, the state’s two U.S. senators said Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance …