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The Recovery That Wasn't: Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy

VICE News spoke with those still suffering from the effects of the hurricane and investigated what's being done to bolster New York's coastal communities and protect the population from future storms.​

by VICE Staff
Nov 14 2014, 5:00am

Two years on, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some with homes that remain completely demolished.

Many of these residents continue to wait on funding for construction from NYC Build It Back, the program launched by former mayor Michael Bloomberg to allocate the nearly $2 billion in received federal aid. Until recently, the program had exhibited unmanageable bureaucratic problems—as of January this year, there had been no construction under the program.

VICE News spoke with those still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and investigated what's being done to bolster New York's coastal communities and protect the population from future storms.​