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N.J. Awards $23.8M Contract to Build Steel Sea Wall in 2 Shore Towns

A northern New Jersey firm will get a $23.8 million contract to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The state’s Environmental Protection Department announced the deal with EIC Associates …

NYC Sandy Victims Frustrated at Delays in City’s Home Rebuilding Program

A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy decimated New York City’s coastline, a city-run program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes has only begun construction on three houses, and officials say they will need another $1 billion from …

NYC Mayor Names New Team to Speed Up Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new team on March 29 to speed up efforts to help New Yorkers still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, saying he was “thoroughly dissatisfied” with previous results. De Blasio joined Sen. Charles …

Biden, Cuomo Team Up to Promote Smarter Rebuilding

Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York and the nation’s other coastal states have to rebuild against severe storms and flooding that are likely in the future. “Extreme weather is the new …

$40M Steel Sea Wall Project for Mantoloking, N.J., Could Start Next Year

Construction of a steel sea wall could start early next year in one of the Jersey shore towns hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bob Mainberger, Mantoloking’s municipal engineer, tells the Asbury Park Press that the bidding process to find a …

New York’s Long Beach Getting $13M for Flood Barriers

New York State will spend $13 million on flood barriers for the industrial district of Long Beach, Long Island. The district was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy. It houses essential infrastructure facilities that include a water treatment plant, storage tower …

Sandy Survivors Recall Challenges of Past Year

The trauma inflicted by Superstorm Sandy’s fierce floodwaters was etched on the faces of many homeowners Tuesday, a year after the storm made landfall, as they recalled the challenges they have faced during the past year. Rebuilding efforts continued throughout …

N.J.’s Sandy Victims Tell State Panel: Insurance, Red Tape Are Horrendous

Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, victims of the storm told a New Jersey state panel that insurance woes and bureaucratic red tape are doing just as much damage as the storm. At a New Jersey Senate hearing Monday in …

Normalcy Eludes Many a Year After Sandy Hit New Jersey

Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company for a year over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home, then gave up in frustration and tore it down. A week later, the money came through. Simone and Ken Dannecker …

New York City Buys 1st Superstorm Sandy-Damaged Home

New York City announced its first purchase of a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 10, acquiring property from a Staten Island woman whose husband and daughter were killed during the historic storm. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the purchase, …