Issues: Hurricanes

SENATOR AMEDORE TO HOST DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

Senator George Amedore, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy and Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced they will co-sponsor the New York State Citizens Preparedness Corps Training Program on Tuesday, August 11th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Crossgates Mall in Albany.

August 10, 2015
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Murphy applauds Hudson Valley communities' for awards in NY Prize microgrid competition

VALHALLA, NY - Six local municipalities from the Hudson Valley's 40th Senate District have been awarded approximately $100,000 each to support innovative microgrid projects. Announced earlier today, the Village of Sleepy Hollow, Town of Mt. Kisco, Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Town of Cortlandt, the Town of Somers and the Westchester County Valhalla Campus are Stage 1 Winners.

July 8, 2015
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Murphy: Invest for a Rainy Day, using settlement funds

JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY - New York is in line to receive yet another windfall legal settlement, from a $600 million penalty against Deutsche Bank for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate. State Senator Terrence Murphy says the funds should be used to make the largest clean water infrastructure investment in state history by directing the funds toward municipal separate stormwater sewer systems, or MS-4s.

May 20, 2015
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Murphy passes flood control bills adding Saw Mill, Bronx Rivers to protected waterway list

ALBANY, NY - For decades, flooding along the Bronx River and Saw Mill River has plagued the communities throughout Westchester County, a problem which seemingly grows worse year after year. Today, State Senator Terrence Murphy announced passage of two pieces of his legislation, which will finally address this issue using a watershed wide approach by adding the rivers to the State's inland waterway list.

"These rivers play a vital role not only within Westchester County and New York City, but also for the entire the Long Island Sound and Hudson River Watersheds," Senator Murphy said. "Anyone who has driven down the Saw Mill Parkway or the Bronx River Parkway when it rains can see that something needs to be done."

May 14, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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Senator Valesky Attends Launch of 3DayOK Initiative

On January 29, Senator Valesky attended the launch of the 3DayOK Partnership of Onondaga County, a network of government agencies, local organizations, and businesses created to ensure the public throughout the county is prepared and ready to respond in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. With Senator Valesky are Assemblyman Al Stirpe; Rosie Taravella, chief executive officer of the Western & Central New York Region, American Red Cross; and Melanie Littlejohn, Regional Executive of CNY, National Grid.

January 29, 2015
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KWANZAA GREETING FROM SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

KWANZAA GREETING FROM SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

 

In the spirit of the principles on which it was founded, I proudly wish a Happy Kwanzaa to the thousands around the country who have embraced and celebrate this very important holiday in the African American community. Kwanzaa, first observed as a holiday tradition in 1966, is a celebration of family, community and culture.

December 26, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR PARKER’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS!

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-Brooklyn)

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SENATOR PARKER’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY

AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS

 

November 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, LEGISLATOR WALKER, & LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER SPONSOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FORUM IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Legislator Rose Marie Walker, and Legislator Laura Schaefer recently sponsored a hurricane preparedness forum in Hicksville. 

     Members of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) discussed safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering questions from residents about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar explained in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

September 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO SPONSOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FORUM IN ALBERTSON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola, pictured speaking) and Legislator Rich Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park, pictured right) recently sponsored a hurricane preparedness forum at the Shelter Rock Library in Albertson.

     Members of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management discussed safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering questions from residents about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar explained in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

September 12, 2014
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Hurricane Preparedness Forum- Hicksville

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Legislator Rose Marie Walker, and Legislator Laura Schaefer are sponsoring a hurricane preparedness forum in Hicksville on Thursday, September 18th from 7-9 pm at Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville).

     Members of the Nassau County Department of Emergency Management will be on hand to discuss all safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering any questions residents may have about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar speaks in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

September 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS, LEGISLATORS WALKER & SCHAEFER TO SPONSOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FORUM IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Legislator Rose Marie Walker, and Legislator Laura Schaefer are sponsoring a hurricane preparedness forum in Hicksville on Thursday, September 18th from 7-9 pm at Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville). 

    Members of the Nassau County Department of Emergency Management will be on hand to discuss all safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering any questions residents may have about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar speaks in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

September 8, 2014
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Recognizing Three Year Anniversary of Hurricane Irene

Senator Bonacic provided remarks at a Middletown press conference today, August 28, 2014, held by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to mark the three year anniversary of Hurricane Irene.  This event also recognized the millions of FEMA-aid dollars that have come in to help communities rebuild from this storm, as well as Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Lee.  The Senator thanked all of our Federal representatives, past and present, for providing the critical assistance to our disaster victims.

August 28, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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STATEMENT ON LAW ON TAX RELIEF FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO REBUILT AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

I want to express my appreciation to Governor Cuomo for taking another positive step in assisting those who suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy by signing the property tax relief law today.

May 29, 2014
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Official Point of View - An Indecent Proposal

By State Senator James Sanders Jr.

As Published in the May 2nd Edition of The Wave

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposal to divert at least $1 billion from a $60 billion Superstorm Sandy federal emergency aid package to a special fund for a national resiliency competition is both reprehensible and insulting.

May 2, 2014
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Sanders Blasts HUD for Turning Sandy Recovery into “Game Show”

(Far Rockaway, NY) - Senator James Sanders Jr. (D- Rochdale Village) has sent a letter to Secretary Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) blasting HUD’s recent proposal to divert $1 billion or more of money designated for the rebuilding of the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy into a nationwide competition for disaster resiliency projects. The money would come from funds diverted from the final $3.6 billion that HUD has to distribute for Sandy-related projects.

In the letter to Secretary Donovan, Senator Sanders stated, “Every day I witness my neighbors and constituents struggling to recover from the storm. Our communities are still in desperate need of rebuilding and recovery funds.

April 24, 2014
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Rebuilding the Bronx After Superstorm Sandy: Klein Announces $3 million in FEMA Funding Flowing to Bronx Institutions

BRONX, NY– Following the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Senator Klein announced that nearly $3 million in FEMA funding has already flowed to service organizations and cultural institutions in the Bronx. Earlier this year, the New York State Legislature approved federal emergency funds allocated for Sandy relief. Throughout this process, Senator Klein worked to ensure that eligible organizations in his district received these funds to rebuild.

November 14, 2013
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One Year After Sandy: Bronx Lawmakers Celebrate Re-Opening of Tony’s Pier Restaurant

CITY ISLAND, NY – Standing at the far end of City Island, elected officials, members of the City Island business community and the owners of Tony’s Pier, came together to celebrate its re-opening a year after a fire consumed the entire restaurant during the height of Superstorm Sandy.

At the press conference, Senator Jeff Klein, joined by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Mike Benedetto and members of the City Island Chamber of Commerce highlighted the progress made following Superstorm Sandy, while noting there is more work to be done.

October 29, 2013
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