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Ben Hallman

Beaten, Battered Rockaways Brace For 'Nemo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

For Donald Lawrence, the news that a winter storm is barrelling down on his New York beachfront community means that the immediate task ahead of him j...

Ben Hallman

After Sandy, Communication Breakdown Hampered Efforts To Find Evacuated Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

Davin Coppedge startled awake at 2 a.m. the night that Hurricane Sandy swept across New York City. He had a text message. It was his mother alerting h...

Lisa Belkin

6-Year-Old Battles Cancer While His Family Battles Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

When the evacuation order came, the Lograno-Weinstein family began packing. Ten-year-old Katie brought a flashlight, her pillow pet and a “real” b...

Ben Hallman

Sandy Victim: 'The Water Is Coming In. What Do I Do? What Do I Do?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Green

When the water came, everything went calm. For hours, giant waves crashed against Rockaway Beach, making a tremendous roar that could be heard up ...

Ben Hallman

In Hard-Hit Rockaways, Community Begs For Basic Necessities

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

ROCKAWAY, N.Y. -- On Thursday afternoon, firemen set up a few grills near an intersection here and cooked burgers for hungry residents in this beach c...