New York City is planning to expand hurricane evacuation areas to encompass 640,000 more residents, and the number of zones will be doubled so the city can better tailor evacuation orders to the dynamics of a particular storm.
The city formally launched the start of reconstruction of its 2-mile-long boardwalk on Saturday with officials promising that future storms will have a harder time demolishing it than Superstorm Sandy did.
Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive storm of the 2012 hurricane season. It was also the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Monday marks six-months since the Superstorm struck our area.
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says more needs to be done to fight mold in homes flooded by Superstorm Sandy.
Unchecked mold is a health hazard to people with mold allergies.
De Blasio is asking for FEMA aid to fund more inspections. He's also calling on the city to set up a mold hotline and perform health monitoring.
He says thousands of moldy homes are making New Yorkers sick.
Superstorm Sandy destroyed thousands of homes in her path and flooded countless others. People all along the upper East Coast, including right here in New York City, are now faced with the daunting task of rebuilding their homes and lives.
It's shaping up to be a weekend of worry as people across New Jersey prepare for the worst from Hurricane Sandy.