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WNYC News

Cuomo Limits Sandy Buyout Program to Three City Nabes

Friday, April 11, 2014

A program popular with Staten Islanders and environmentalists reaches the end of the road.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Expands Sandy Buyouts to 600 on Long Island

Friday, October 04, 2013


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expanding his Sandy buyout program to more storm-damaged homes—this time to Long Island.

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New Jersey News

Christie Offers More Buyouts in Town Hit Hard by Sandy

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has offered voluntary buyouts to another set of homeowners in Sayreville, a northern New Jersey town that experienced massive flooding from the Raritan River.

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WNYC News

Christie Details Sandy Buyout Plan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Jersey's plan would keep all bought-out properties as open space in perpetuity. New York's would not.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Offers Sandy Homeowners Less Money in Buyout Program

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Cuomo administration is telling homeowners to expect to get a lot less money if they want their Sandy-damaged properties to be bought out by the state.

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WNYC News

Big Army Corps Study Looks at Depopulating Coast

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A $20 million study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on how to protect the Northeast from future hurricanes is going to look at a radical idea: relocating people who live too close to the water further inland.

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