PIX11 Cares: Revisiting communities devastated by Sandy 6 months later
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, residents of the Tri-State area grappled with the loss of loved ones and an estimated $100 billion in damages to the region. This week, PIX11 News continues its live coverage of the areas hit hardest by Sandy with “PIX11 CARES” segments. Beginning Monday, April 29 and running through Friday, May 3, PIX11 Morning News will return to the neighborhoods that the station visited immediately after Sandy to see how the communities have recovered and what help is still needed.
As the recovery from the destructive impact of Sandy continues, PIX11 will talk to politicians, community leaders, and organizations that have been helping restore and rebuild their neighborhoods. PIX11 News will visit Queens (the Rockaways,) Staten Island (New Dorp Beach,) New Jersey (Union Beach and Sea Bright,) and Long Island (Long Beach and Jones Beach.)
PIX11 Morning News anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera and reporter Dan Mannarino will broadcast live from within the communities from 6-9am.
PIX11 News at 5 will air personal stories of storm survivors, revisit families we met six months ago to see how they’ve rebuilt and what still needs to be done for them to get their lives back together. PIX11 News at Ten segments will visit the hardest hit areas and examine how these communities are faring today as they prepare for the summer season.
“Our top priority as a local broadcast station is to serve our community and we feel it is vital to provide continued support to those still struggling in the aftermath of Sandy,” said Eric Meyrowitz, PIX11 Vice President/General Manager.