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Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy In Pound Ridge, N.Y.: A Look Back One Year Later

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 12.29.2013 | New York
Bonni Brodnick

One year ago today -- October 29, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy began its blustery tour through Pound Ridge, New York and its sweeping devastation of the ea...

Sandy Victims Still Battle Insurance Woes, Bureaucratic Red Tape

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, victims of the storm told a state panel that insurance woes and bu...

Sandy Victims Lose Out On Thousands In Insurance

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Many homeowners who got slammed by Superstorm Sandy are finding their flood insurance checks are nowhere near large enou...

Diana Nyad Attempts 48-Hour Swim In NYC

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact

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Homeless Hurricane Sandy Victims May Be Booted From Hotels

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gwendolyn Bethea has been living in a small room at the Park Central hotel in Midtown Manhattan with her adult son, Gabriel Sanya, since H...

Diana Nyad Is Going To Swim Non-Stop For 2 Days (Yes, Days) For A Great Cause

Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact

Just a month after recovering from relentless jellyfish stings and lacerations she suffered during her record-breaking Cuba to Florida swim, endurance...

$200 Million In Sandy Aid Going To NY Groups

Newsday | Ridgely Ochs | Posted 09.24.2013 | New York

The state is making available $200 million in federal funds to health care, social services and mental health groups to cover expenses resulting from ...

Hurricane Sandy Victim: I Was 'Victimized By The Freakin' Red Cross'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact

Updated on July 17 2013 at 3 p.m. The Red Cross is under fire again for failing to give aid it promised to as many as 1,000 struggling Superstorm ...

Sandy-Damaged Homes Targeted By Criminals

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Police have increased their presence in New York City neighborhoods still struggling with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The Staten I...

Hardest-Hit Sandy Victims Face New Nightmare

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- George Kasimos has almost finished repairing flood damage to his waterfront home, but his Superstorm Sandy nightmare is far from o...

The Unbelievable Story Behind This Beautiful Wedding

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

New Jersey couple Samantha and Chris Reinhold were planning to get married in Aruba in November 2013. But after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their Staten...

Feds Give Storm Victims Break On Mortgage Payments

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — Federal mortgage payment relief has been extended up to one year for more than 200,000 homeowners whose houses were damaged by Supers...

Hurricane Sandy's Biggest Victim

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

March 6 (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy punished low-income people in New York and New Jersey, especially renters who are now at risk of being unable t...

A Christmas Dinner After Sandy

The Record, Hackensack, N.J. | Zach Patberg | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York

The homeless, the lonely and the working poor had Christmas dinner Tuesday with guests who don't normally share in the holiday meals at shelters: Nort...

'Sandy Claus' Brings Gifts To Hurricane Victims

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK — From his toy-cluttered Brooklyn apartment, the man in the red suit was making his list and checking it twice. But he made no distinction ...

Operation Santa Fulfills Wishes For Sandy's Youngest Victims

Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact

As Operation Santa celebrates its 100th anniversary, the organization is also gearing up for one of its toughest seasons. Since 1912, the national...

'Secret Santa' Doles Out $100 Bills To Hard-Hit Sandy Victims

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK — A wealthy Missouri man posing as "Secret Santa" stunned New Yorkers on Thursday, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had ...

Homeless After Sandy, 6-Year-Old Is Desperate For Bone Marrow Match

Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact

Before Hurricane Sandy hit, the Heckmans were already struggling under the pressure of caring for their sick son, Steven, who has leukemia. Now, the N...

Do-Gooders Use Facebook To Connect Sandy Victims With Lost Photos, Momentos

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact

NEWARK, N.J. -- When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Michael Nolan's house, it washed away a past he cannot remember. Nolan has amnesia from a brain injur...

Sandy Victims Hope For Powerball Win, Pledge To Donate To Relief Efforts

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thin...

The Largest U.S. Relief Effort Since Katrina

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make for the largest U.S. relief effort by the American Red Cross and oth...

NYC Marathon Runners Race To Help Sandy Victims

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 11.03.2012 | Impact

-- A different kind of marathon will take place on hard-hit Staten Island on Sunday, with runners carrying backpacks filled with things like baby wip...

15 Major Companies That Are Helping Sandy Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

With all the talk of fake charities and scam artists trying to take advantage of hurricane victims, it's easy to overlook the people and corporations ...

Talking To Kids About Severe Weather

Posted 11.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the East Coast was hit with a massive “superstorm” t...

Sandy Victims Working From Home Are 'Slowly Losing It'

AP | MAE ANDERSON and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Nearly every office dweller fantasizes about the joys of working from home: Dressing in PJs instead of suits. Eating from the fridge ...