Contractor problems keep plaguing some Sandy victims

Contractor problems keep plaguing some Sandy victims by Michelle Brunetti VENTNOR — In the kitchen of a Sandy-damaged house that can’t be lived in, a group of homeowners explained how they are still struggling with bureaucracy, contractor problems and incredible stress five years after the storm. “We were right here when Sandy struck,” said homeowner Angel Read More »

How Sandy changed us: Is it enough?

How Sandy changed us: Is it enough? by Michelle Brunetti Post Five years after Hurricane Sandy made a direct hit on the Jersey Shore, massive amounts of money have been spent on rebuilding and resiliency projects. The state has raised and repaired thousands of homes, set strict elevation standards, bought out hundreds of repeatedly flooded properties Read More »

NBC10 Investigators: New Jersey Demands Refunds from Superstorm Sandy Victims

NBC10 Investigators: New Jersey Demands Refunds from Superstorm Sandy Victims by George Spencer For Lisa Stevens rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy meant down-sizing. The storm destroyed her bungalow in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. “I didn’t build a mansion! I went smaller because that’s what I could afford to do with my grant,” Stevens said. But what Read More »

KIYC: Some banks unwilling to comply with Sandy assistance

KIYC: Some banks unwilling to comply with Sandy assistance  MIDDLETOWN –New Jersey passed a law this year guaranteeing mortgage assistance to some Sandy-impacted homeowners. But a Kane In Your Corner investigation finds banks and mortgage companies are often unwilling to comply, and the law lacks a mechanism to punish them. Five years after Sandy, Angel Eguaras, of Read More »

Superstorm Sandy’s Psychological Scars Run Deep

Superstorm Sandy’s Psychological Scars Run Deep by Chris Lundy The Seaside boardwalk is back. The bridges, too. But you don’t have to look too hard to find remnants of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation along the Jersey Shore. A line of waterfront homes is marred by a deserted house. A vacant property with the footprint still visible. A Read More »

Survey details Sandy’s continued misery

Survey details Sandy’s continued misery by Mark Di Ionno ​ You can believe a detailed academic survey of about 500 households, or you can believe your own eyes. Either way, a nonprofit organization’s report card released today on the Hurricane Sandy recovery as the five year anniversary nears says the “storm after the storm” is still very Read More »