Recent Stories: Hurricane

Christopher Walsh
November 15, 2012
Until very recently, even the scientific community that has issued ever-more dire warnings about the perils of inaction was reluctant to tie a singular weather event to climate change. After Hurricane Sandy, that reluctance is fading.

    The presidential candidates mostly ignored the topic of climate change in the recently concluded campaign, but elected officials in jurisdictions directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy spoke more freely in the storm’s wake.

Russell Drumm
November 15, 2012
For owners of ocean and bayfront properties across Long Island, the nightmare storm that had always threatened from some distant future was on their doorstep, literally.

    On the night of Oct. 29 with the wind shrieking, Steve Kalimnios and one of his staff pointed the beam of a flashlight under the Royal Atlantic Resorts hotel. Hurricane Sandy was riding a full-moon tide landward at full gallop. For Mr. Kalimnios and owners of ocean and bayfront properties across Long Island, the nightmare storm that had always threatened from some distant future was on their doorstep, literally.

Carrie Ann Salvi
November 11, 2012
Hundreds of elderly people in areas of Queens struck hard by Hurricane Sandy are stuck in high-rise apartments without food and water. This is just the tip of an iceberg of hidden devastation.

    Hundreds of elderly people in areas of Queens struck hard by Hurricane Sandy are stuck in high-rise apartments without food and water, according to Brian Lydon of East Hampton, who posted a report on East End Cares' Facebook page Saturday morning. This is just the tip of an iceberg of hidden devastation. There has been a lack of information provided to the outside world and minimal communication reaching the thousands who are suffering in cold, dark, conditions, Mr. Lydon said.

Carrie Ann Salvi
November 10, 2012
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A Sag Harbor ambulance will be turned over Saturday to a Jamaica Bay ambulance company that lost nearly everything to Hurricane Sandy.

Ed Downes, the president of the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps, Sag Harbor Police Chief Tom Fabiano, and a number of volunteers headed to Queens early Saturday in a convoy of two sport-utility vehicles and the ambulance, which was stocked with food, warm clothing, blankets, bleach, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.

November 9, 2012
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Press release:

NEW YORK, NY, November 2, 2012 – Deeply concerned for the welfare of artists affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is currently accepting emergency requests for grants to professional visual artists, which will be expedited under the Foundation’s guidelines.

Carrie Ann Salvi
November 9, 2012
More than a dozen musicians have banded together with South Fork elected officials to host a benefit concert in Wainscott at 7 p.m. Saturday for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

     More than a dozen musicians have banded together with South Fork elected officials and others to raise money to help Long Island victims of Hurricane Sandy, who in many cases lost everything they owned.

Joanne Pilgrim
November 9, 2012
More than a dozen large pre-cast concrete rings, commonly used for septic systems, were placed in a row on the downtown Montauk public beach last week in front of the Royal Atlantic and Ocean Beach motels

    More than a dozen large pre-cast concrete rings, commonly used for septic systems, were placed in a row on the downtown Montauk public beach last week in front of the Royal Atlantic and Ocean Beach motels just after Hurricane Sandy had come and gone, raising questions about whether town law is being followed as East Hampton Town property owners seek to address erosion on pummeled shores.

Star staff
November 8, 2012

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has taken several steps to aid homeowners who have made or will make storm-related claims to their insurance companies.
    First, the governor announced last week that homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on claims relating to the storm, as Sandy did not have hurricane-force winds when it made landfall in New York, his office said in a release.

Carissa Katz
November 8, 2012

    The East End was “fortunate to be on the outer edge” of Hurricane Sandy, “which did so much damage to lives and property to our south and New York City,” Richard G. Hendrickson, the United States Cooperative weather observer in Bridgehampton, wrote in his monthly weather report for October.

Carrie Ann Salvi
November 8, 2012
Post-storm damage assessment, restoration, and cleanup have begun, with varied results among the towns, villages, and hamlets of the East End.

    Post-storm damage assessment, restoration, and cleanup have begun, with varied results among the towns, villages, and hamlets of the East End.

Larry Penny
November 7, 2012
It goes without saying that the shoreline suffered and was changed throughout, not only along the entire Long Island-Staten Island-New Jersey shore. It will take a lot of thinking and a lot of action to put the coastline back in reasonable shape.

   We’ve been through one helluva storm and one not quite helluva. The Oct. 29 storm in many ways rivaled the hurricane of 1938, which almost wiped out eastern Long Island and much of New England. After the cleanup, the rebuilding and the getting back to normal here on the South Fork, we go about our day-to-day activities, thankful that the Big One is gone and things could be worse.

November 6, 2012
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Press release:

 

ALBANY, NY (11/06/2012)(readMedia)-- New Yorkers with legal problems related to Superstorm Sandy can receive free advice from volunteer lawyers through a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, President Seymour W. James, Jr. announced today.

1-800-699-5636 Toll-free Number for Legal Questions

David E. Rattray
November 6, 2012
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The Hampton Jitney has been taking volunteers and supplies to the Rockaways to help in the clean-up of damage from Hurricane Sandy. A group left East Hampton Town Hall on Tuesday morning aboard one of the bus company's signature dark-green coaches. They were accompanied by a refrigerated box truck filled with food and supplies.

As it does every Election Day, the Jitney is providing free round-trips from Manhattan for voters to get to their East End polling places.
 

November 5, 2012
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The East Hampton Star is donating a total of $5,000 in advertising space for Long Island groups involved in Hurricane Sandy aid. Speak to Min 631-324-0002, min@ehstar.com, as soon as possible, or get in touch with your regular East Hampton Star advertising representative.

Advertisements can be placed in print and/or on The Star's Web site.

 

David E. Rattray
November 4, 2012
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American Legion Post 419, at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, opened Saturday evening as a "warming center" for those left without heat or electricity by Hurricane Sandy, the Town of East Hampton has announced on its Web site.

The Legion telephone number is 631-267-8728. East Hampton Town Hall can be phoned at 631-324-4140. The East Hampton Town Police nonemergency number is 631-537-7575.

People seeking shelter will be allowed to sleep there, but must bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, and other supplies, the town said.

November 4, 2012
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East Rockaway and Long Beach
Beginning Monday, dancehampton will be collecting donations of children's jackets, hats, gloves, and other warm clothing. These items will be sent directly to East Rockaway and Long Beach. Clean items can be brought to the studio at 15 Lumber Lane, East Hampton, between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Coats Needed
The Sag Harbor Garden Center, 11 Spring Street, is collecting coats for victims of Hurricane Sandy Sunday from 9 to 3 p.m.

November 3, 2012
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Press release:

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON PROGRESS TO ADDRESS GAS SHORTAGE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that over 8 million gallons of gasoline and other petroleum products are on hand and over 28 million gallons are being delivered to operating New York terminals. In addition, millions of gallons have arrived in New York Harbor for delivery to terminals. The Governor provided other updates on progress that is underway to address the fuel shortage in the metro area.

Christopher Walsh
November 2, 2012
As the claims pour in to the region’s insurance brokers, local brokers are in agreement about two things -- the destruction caused by Sandy could have been far worse, but regardless, it will result in higher premiums.

     With Sandy now a memory, people have begun to clean up and assess damages. As the claims pour in to the region’s insurance brokers, local brokers are in agreement about two things -- the destruction caused by Sandy could have been far worse, but regardless, it will result in higher -- perhaps much higher -- premiums.

November 2, 2012

Press release:

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE CENTER HEADED TO EASTERN SUFFOLK BEGINNING TOMORROW, BISHOP ANNOUNCES

Congressman Tim Bishop announced that the mobile FEMA Disaster Assistance Center will be coming to New York’s First Congressional District beginning tomorrow.

The Mobile Disaster Assistance Center will be open at:

· Mastic Beach Recreation Center – 5 Herkimer St., Mastic on Saturday 11/3 and Sunday 11/4

from 7am to 7pm

November 2, 2012
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Press release:

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: FALLEN TREES AND BRANCHES GREATLY SLOWING POWER RESTORATION EFFORTS – ANNOUNCE EXPERT FEDERAL TEAMS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP CLEAR ROADS AND POWER TRANSMISSION LINES

Hurricane Sandy Caused Downed Trees and Broken Limbs Throughout Local Roadways, and Debris Are Hindering Power Restoration Efforts

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Expert Federal Teams Will Arrive Shortly to Begin Removing Debris Preventing Power From Being Restored - $10 Million in Federal Aid Slated for New York Debris Removal

November 2, 2012
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Press release:

PATCHOGUE -- The gasoline distribution infrastructure temporarily disrupted by Super Storm Sandy is coming back on-line, and Long Islanders can expect relief from the gas shortage situation beginning today, Congressman Tim Bishop announced. The shortage has resulted from a number of factors including the temporar