Issues: Hurricanes

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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Senator Boyle To Host Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

Date:  Wednesday, August 28th, 6 – 8pm, Location:  Babylon Public Library, 24 South Carll Avenue, Babylon, NY  11702  

Senator Boyle is hosting a free Hurricane Preparedness Seminar which will feature presentations from the following:

Jerome M. Hauer, Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

NYS Department of Financial Services

Red Cross

News 12 Meteorologist Rich Hoffman

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management

August 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Boyle to Host Hurricane Preparedness Event

Upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Event!

Senator Phil Boyle will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on August 28th, to make sure local residents are fully prepared for any storm this hurricane season.

There will be an expert panel to share their knowledge and advice so that the residents of Suffolk County's South Shore will have all of the information necessary to 'weather any storm.'

August 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW "HURRICANE" APP

 

     With Long Island in the middle of Hurricane Season, Senator Fuschillo is informing residents about a new, easy-to-use mobile "Hurricane Tracker App" that's been developed by the American Red Cross.

     The app, which is iPhone and Android compatible, includes features such as: the setting of weather alerts; wind speed updates; the location of nearby shelters and emergency services; and information to help residents prepare a family emergency plan. 

     According to the Red Cross, the app also includes:

August 19, 2013
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Senator Lee Zeldin Urges the Federal Government to Make Mastic Beach a Priority

Senator Lee Zeldin Urges the Federal Government to Make Mastic Beach a Priority

MASTIC BEACH—In a letter to federal elected officials representing Mastic Beach, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) joined other local elected officials today to ask for a project to be expedited to replenish sand dunes on Fire Island just south of the Village of Mastic Beach which were wiped away by Super Storm Sandy.

A copy of the letter, signed by Senator Zeldin, Assemblyman Edward Hennessey, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine, Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, and Mastic Beach Mayor Bill Biondi is attached.

 

August 16, 2013
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ADDABBO APPLAUDS NEW STATE LAW PROVIDING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CONSTITUENTS WITH SANDY-DEVASTATED HOMES

Queens, NY,  August 12, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is applauding the approval of a new state law (Chapter 250) he supported which will enable homeowners and tenant-stockholders whose homes were badly damaged or completely demolished during Hurricane Sandy to seek property tax relief from the City of New York.

August 12, 2013
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Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr., recently announced they will be co-hosting a hurricane preparedness program on Tuesday, August 13 at the Town of Hempstead-Merrick Road Park, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 at 7:00 p.m. During the event, representatives from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management will be on hand to provide residents with tips on how to prepare for future natural disasters. 

August 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Federal Dollars Available to Cover Healthcare and Human Service Expenses Resulting From Superstorm Sandy

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $200 MILLION AVAILABLE TO MEET HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS RESULTING FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY

 

July 25, 2013
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SENATOR GRIFFO TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW YORK RISING STORM RECOVERY CONFERENCE

(Utica)- State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today confirmed that he will be participating in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Storm Recovery Conference this Thursday in Albany. Last week, Griffo was joined by fellow Senators James Seward, Hugh Farley and David Valesky in asking President Obama, FEMA, and federal officials for greater consideration in helping the residents of central New York and the Mohawk Valley who had been devastated by the catastrophic flooding.

July 16, 2013
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Senator Boyle Honors SPCA For Sandy Emergency Plan

Saved Thousands of Pets, Provided Safe Haven In The AftermathLindenhurst, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) honored the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in recognition of the organization’s heroic and exemplary efforts on behalf of pets and their owners in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The event took place at the SPCA on Shore Road Park in Lindenhurst.“I am proud to honor the courageous individuals of the Suffolk County SPCA who have donated their time and energy to the community during a very difficult and chaotic time,” said Senator Boyle. “I am both appreciative and inspired by their dedication as they continue to save countless pets’ lives.”

June 28, 2013
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