Issues: Hurricanes

Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Tours Brooklyn and Staten Island

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited hard-hit communities in Brooklyn and Staten Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.  Tours of Staten Island, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, and Gerritsen Beach provided Task Force members with the ability to witness the extensive storm damage and recovery efforts in those parts of New York City. This was the fourth meeting of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery, which first met on December 10, 2012, in the Rockaways in Queens. Tours and meetings also took place in Nassau County and Rockland County. 

January 31, 2013
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NYS SENATE BIPARTISAN TASK FORCE FOR HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY MEETS IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

Senators Meet with Local Leaders About Recovery Efforts, Pledge State Assistance in Aftermath of Storm

NANUET, NY – The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today traveled to Rockland County to listen to the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts in the Hudson Valley.  The meeting, held at Nanuet Public Library, focused on the impact that Hurricane Sandy had on Rockland and Westchester Counties.

January 27, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Smith "Hurricane Sandy" Town Hall Meeting

Federal Aid may be coming to New York State for Hurricane Sandy. Come out and share how the funding should address the needs of the Rockaway Community.

January 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, held a hearing to consider possible infrastructure and construction improvements, zoning changes and beach protection when rebuilding in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in order to best prevent destruction from the next big storm.

January 22, 2013
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REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

Senator Carl L. Marcellino along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, held a hearing to consider possible infrastructure and construction improvements, zoning changes and beach protection when rebuilding in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in order to best prevent destruction from the next big storm.

January 18, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI CALLS FOR HELPING DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS FACING TOXIC MOLD DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE SANDY

Insurance Companies Asked to Move Quicker on Claims for Flood Relief

Senator Carlucci: “Every day a homeowner waits for help is one day closer to falling ill”

PIERMONT, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today joined James and Veronica Artrip, two homeowners impacted by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, to call for immediate action by Hartford Insurance Company to deliver the necessary financial relief they need to rebuild the damage from their home.

January 17, 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING SANDY-RELATED INSURANCE ASSISTANCE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be in Suffolk County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy. The Department's representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency's Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at the following location:

Suffolk County Thursday, Jan. 10 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Amityville/Lindenhurst Home Depot, 1101 Sunrise Highway, Copiague.

January 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI, SENATE BIPARTISAN TASK FORCE FOR HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY MEETS ON LONG ISLAND

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited communities on Long Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.

Today’s meeting focused on Hurricane Sandy’s impacts in Nassau and Suffolk counties and included tours of Freeport, Island Park, and Oceanside to view the extensive storm damage and recovery efforts. This was the second meeting of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, which first met on December 10, 2012, in the Rockaways in Queens.

January 4, 2013
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State Bipartisan Task Force For Hurricane Sandy Recovery Meets on Long Island

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited communities on Long Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.

Today’s meeting focused on Hurricane Sandy’s impacts in Nassau and Suffolk counties and included tours of Freeport, Island Park, and Oceanside to view the extensive storm damage and recovery efforts. This was the second meeting of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, which first met on December 10, 2012, in the Rockaways in Queens.

January 3, 2013
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Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Meets on Long Island

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery today visited communities on Long Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts. Today’s meeting focused on Hurricane Sandy’s impacts in Nassau and Suffolk counties and included tours of Freeport, Island Park, and Oceanside to view the extensive storm damage and recovery efforts. This was the second meeting of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, which first met on December 10, 2012, in the Rockaways in Queens.

January 3, 2013
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STATEMENT ON FAILURE TO PASS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF PACKAGE

“Obviously, too many of the Representatives have become so jaded by the Washington dysfunction that they have lost sight of why they were elected; to help people.  If any of the individuals blocking the Sandy aid could witness firsthand the devastation and suffering, they would comprehend the severity of the situation.  By putting politics before people, the House of Representatives has failed, not just Long islanders, but every American.

January 2, 2013
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SENATOR MARCELLINO & THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SPONSOR PROGRAM TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS WITH INSURANCE ISSUES

Senator Carl L. Marcellino will be partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in sponsoring a program to assist residents whose property was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

December 17, 2012
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Preparing to put the bow on top of Shady Park's holiday tree, aided by moral support from Councilman Van Bramer.

Senator Gianaris welcomed Friends of Shady Park's initiative to organize a small post-Sandy clean-up and Christmas decorating of Shady park after the big clean-up of Parks Department at Shady Park.

December 17, 2012
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Press Conference: Bipartisan Task Force For Hurricane Sandy Recovery Announced

In a warming center in Rockaway Beach, an area devastating by Hurricane Sandy, Senator Dean Skelos announced the creation of the New York State Senate's Bipartisan Task Force For Hurricane Sandy Recovery.

December 14, 2012
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Important Information about Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The USDA has approved New York State's proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City's most devastated areas (please see the below for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of seven days and New York City Human Resources Administration began the application process on December 12, and will end on December 18, 2012.

What is D-SNAP?

December 13, 2012
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Then the Lights Came Back On

It was just a few short weeks ago that Superstorm Sandy was causing us nothing but panic and grief. It was one problem right after another making those few days feel like an eternity, but I think we can agree that it gave us new appreciation for simple pleasures like brewing a cup of coffee or taking a hot shower. As often happens in times of sacrifice, we grew in solidarity with our neighbors, pulling through with a sense that we were “all in this together.”

December 13, 2012
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HOPE NOW to Host Free Event for Homeowners in New York Affected by Super Storm Sandy

Over 15 mortgage lenders and 8 insurance companies will be coming to meet with their customers who have been impacted by Sandy this Saturday, December 15. This one-time event is an ideal opportunity for people who are dealing with  double-endorsed insurance payments; insurance payments going directly to the banks;  facing trouble making their mortgage payments because of loss or work and expenses -- some banks are able to lower or stop mortgage payments for up to a year! There will be representatives from the NYS Attorney General, NYS Dept. of Financial Services, FEMA and HUD –approved housing counselors there too.

 

December 15, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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