New York homeowners from regions most severely impaired by Hurricane Sandy have suffered damage to their homes and expensive repairs – but the city is now inflicting a heavy tax hike upon those residents, claiming their property values have risen.
After victims of Hurricane Sandy expressed outrage at the 112th Congress’ failure to pass the $60.4 billion disaster aid package, the US House and Senate on Friday approved a $9.7 billion portion of the measure.
After broad criticism over its decision to close the year without acting on an urgent $60 billion disaster aid package for states still cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Sandy, House leaders have pledged to vote on the measure by January 15.
Thousands of displaced families in New York and New Jersey have no homes to go to, but FEMA has not provided the housing it promised, even though it has up to 1000 winterized mobile homes sitting in a parking lot at a storage site in Maryland.
Volunteers and workers cleaning up the devastated regions flooded by Hurricane Sandy are facing dangerous mold and asbestos contamination, which could cause illness and litigation if they do not properly protect themselves.
Is this the beginning of a long, loving relationship? Officers with the New York Police Department are crediting members of Occupy Wall Street for helping curb crime in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.