Superstorm Sandy News

NYC Mayor: Sandy Home-Repair Program Working Better After Overhaul

A program to help New York City homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to 1,000 construction starts and 1,500 reimbursement checks by the end of the year, New …

New Jersey Contractor Sentenced for Scamming Sandy Victims

A New Jersey contractor who took deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Monmouth County prosecutors say the sentence handed down …

N.J. Commissioner: 99.4% of Non-Flood Sandy Claims Settled

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski said that among the 470,281 non-flood, Superstorm Sandy-related homeowners, automobile and commercial claims that were filed in New Jersey, 99.4 percent have now been settled, representing $4.3 billion in payments …

Amtrak Seeks to Recoup Millions From Insurers for Sandy Losses

Amtrak filed a lawsuit last week against more than a dozen insurers, claiming that the railroad operator is entitled to recoup additional proceeds for Superstorm Sandy losses from its insurers. “Amtrak has filed a lawsuit against its insurance companies for …

Feds: $3.6B for Post-Sandy Transportation Projects

Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for …

N.J. to Receive $1.3B in Federal Funds for Transit Storm Protection

New Jersey will receive $1.28 billion in federal funds to strengthen its transit system against catastrophic storms such as Superstorm Sandy, which brought commuter service to a halt almost two years ago. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office said the …

FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Superstorm Sandy Aid Repaid

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 Mayor Announces $108M for Storm-Hit Brooklyn Housing Project

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sept. 5 that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to …

Feds: New Jersey Gov. Christie’s Post-Sandy Ads Were OK

The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted beach tourism in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state. But an audit by the Department of …

New York City Exceeds Post-Sandy Housing Recovery Goal

New York City says it has exceeded its post-Sandy housing recovery goal, reimbursing 500 homeowners and starting construction on 500 homes by Labor Day. The director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Housing Recovery tells the Wall Street Journal …