Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
There in the meantime as new York and New Jersey tries to get back to normal after the impact of that super storm.
This city is now moving ahead with a plan for a massive cleanup.
There were plans for demolishing hundreds of homes.
That suffered the most damage and Rick Leventhal is back in Staten Island now.
With more there -- good morning.
-- the city says it plans to tear down at least 200 of the hardest hit homes in Brooklyn queens and Staten Island sometime in the next few weeks and hundreds more homes.
May also have to be raised the city isn't saying exactly which ones but.
-- like these that are knocked off their foundations are among the most likely -- have to be completely torn down and meanwhile lawmakers here on Staten Island.
Taking it a step further -- talking about.
Perhaps a six month a one year moratorium on anyone who wants to rebuild some of their damaged properties until they can do things like study that to -- that topography they.
Damage to the beaches -- Long term best interest of the community and they're also talking about perhaps.
Some new regulations that may have to go into effect some of these homes.
May have to be rebuilt would wreck some of the may have to be built on stilts ten feet higher with the electrical systems well off the ground.
So the folks here bill getting mixed messages most say they want to rebuild a realize changes may have to be made -- I don't know that house were behind enough for me to -- -- -- tell -- the truth that that ocean.
I can't hold back the -- -- a -- -- if we've been devastated here.
Absolutely rebuild these -- -- homes my family's been here since the 1920s.
These straw homes this is once in a lifetime event.
We're coming back.
So a lot of questions still for many of these residents bill and not a lot of answers yet from the city want things clear these neighborhoods they're not going to look the same movement for it's been an ugly scene it could get a lot -- soon.
Rick Leventhal thank you Staten Island with us this morning -- -- --
Filter by section