Tag: Sandy

Long Island May Never Be Fully Prepared for the Next Bad...

Unwise development in the coastal floodplain and poor regional planning have put serious pressure on our Island's infrastructure. It doesn’t even have to be a major storm to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. For Long Island, just one direct hit from a hurricane could cripple our region. By far, the benchmark for these events was set in ’38 when the “Long Island Express” crushed the Island. Over the decades since the Express struck, LI’s population has exploded, especially on the East End and the South Shore, with subdivisions replacing critical wetlands, increasing our vulnerability to storm surges and wave action.

Fire Island Dune Rebuilding Plan Partly Underway

Eroded beaches are being rebuilt on either end of the island, but the residential middle phase of the job is still in the planning phase.

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Rape, Attempted Murder

A Hempstead man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison for raping and nearly killing a 50-year-old Garden City woman during...

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wins Second Term

The incumbent prosecutor fended off a challenge from Republican John Cahill.

Sandy 2 Years Later: Winners and Losers on Long Island

A ranking of those on Long Island who came out of the superstorm for better, or for worse.

Red Cross Reverses Stance on Sandy Spending “Trade Secrets”

The Red Cross provided ProPublica with a copy of a July 2013 letter that offers a bit more insight into how it used the more than $300 million it raised for storm relief.

Fire Island Dune Rebuilding Plan Moves Forward

The $207-million project will rebuild a 15-foot dune destroyed by Sandy.

Do This: Long Island Events August 7-13

The Cult is coming to The Paramount in Huntington, Kings of Leon will play Jones Beach and EPMD marks 25 years at The Emporium in Patchogue.

Urgent Care Facility Opens at Closed Long Beach Medical Center

A 911-emergency receiving facility is the next step, but Long Beach lacks a full hospital for now.

2014 Hurricane Season Forecast as Normal, Preparedness Still Urged

“Whatever the probabilities are, one storm can wreak tremendous havoc,” the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
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