Issues: Hurricanes

Senator Carlucci Introduces Legislation that Requires Electric Generators at Gas Stations

Measure Would Alleviate Gas Shortage Crises During Natural Disaster Events Like Hurricane Sady

Legislation Brings New York up to Date with other States; Provides Financial Incentives, Ensures Accountability

Senator Carlucci: “Common sense measure that will get gas to commuters faster and break down barriers getting power up and running.”

November 4, 2012
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IMPORTANT RESOURCES & CONTACTS:

Hurricane Sandy Helpline for New York State Residents - 1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159

Hurricane Sandy Hotline Contacts and Numbers - http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/event/sandy/contact.cfm

DisasterAssistance.gov

Contact/Locate Loved Ones - http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

New York City Office of Emergency Management - http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) - http://www.mta.info/

Google Crisis Map - http://www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

Power Outage Information - http://www.governor.ny.gov/poweroutageinfo

Red Cross Shelter Locations - http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/

November 4, 2012
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Hurricane Disaster Relief: FAQs and Important Contact Information

Please refer to the following information for answers to frequently asked questions and important contact telephone numbers and links.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. A resident is running out of food and water; what can he/she do?A. Call 311 or 211 for food and water, or seek a member of the Police or Fire Department, a member of the National Guard, or go to a shelter for supplies.

Q. When will power be restored?A. LIPA is reviewing damage, there is no definitive way to know how long. Check the following link for outages: http://www.lipower.org/stormcenter/outagemap.html

Q. When will the LIRR be up and running?A. LIRR service has been partially restored and is free for users through Friday 11/1/12. For more information http://www.mta.info/lirr/

November 2, 2012
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Uptown Cares! - Sandy Relief Telethon to Help NYC Victims

 

Event Organized by Northern Manhattan Community Leaders & Elected Officials

November 2, 2012 (New York, NY) - Community leaders and elected officials from Northern Manhattan are organizing a telethon to directly benefit New York City victims of Hurricane Sandy.

November 2, 2012
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Important Hurricane Information from the Attorney General For Property Owners

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a useful guide for homeowners and business owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  There is also information to assist individuals who wish to report possible scams or price gouging as a result of the storm.  To access this guide and find the form for filing complaints, please visit the Attorney General's web site or click here http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-provides-guide-property-owners-they-recover-and-rebuild-hurricane-0.

November 2, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor Assistance

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor AssistanceIf you have flood insurance, you should file a claim as quickly as you can. Contact the New York State Department of Financial Services Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit the website for more information on disaster relief resources: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/disascon.htm Since Hurricane Sandy was declared a federal disaster, you can also apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at

November 2, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE 11/1/12

 

As we begin to work toward rebuilding our communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to take a moment to provide you with some resources that may be of use to you or someone you know.

Today’s Dry Ice Distribution Centers will be located at:

November 1, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response and Relief Information

Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.   But New Yorkers have a long and proud history of pulling together during times of crisis, and a tremendous emergency response and relief effort is now underway in all impacted communities.    As emergency responders, public works, and utility personnel continue to move forward with their important work, we encourage all New Yorkers to stay safe and keep informed. 

November 1, 2012
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Absentee Ballot Application Deadline Extended For Tuesday General Election

Absentee Ballot Receipt Deadline also ExtendedALBANY, NY (11/01/2012)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections met in an emergency meeting late yesterday and approved an extension of the deadline for absentee ballot applications as New Yorkers continue to deal with the fallout of Hurricane Sandy. The original deadline for applications transmitted by mail, fax or letter was October 30th, it is now Friday, November 2nd. This extension applies statewide.Voters may still go to their local board of elections and cast an absentee ballot in person up to Monday, November 5th.

November 1, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOMEOWNERS WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY HURRICANE DEDUCTIBLES

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOMEOWNERS WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY HURRICANE DEDUCTIBLESDepartment of Financial Services Working Closely with Insurers to Speed Response to Homeowners Who Experienced LossesNew Yorkers Can Call DFS Disaster Hotline for HelpGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Monday’s storm.The New York State Department of Financial Services has informed the insurance industry that hurricane deductibles should not be triggered for this storm. This will prevent coastal homeowners from having to pay deductibles in their insurance policies.

November 1, 2012
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Recovering After Hurricane Sandy: Ways to Get Involved and Where to go for Help

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has created a great deal of devastation in many communities throughout New York State. Our government agencies and first responders have been working hard to make sure our infrastructure is up and running again, but there is still much work to do. It is important that those of us who are able to volunteer give back to those who were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy through loss of power, water, and damages due to severe flooding. Below you'll find information on agencies that are seeking volunteers and information on where to go if you have suffered damages due to Hurricane Sandy.  

October 31, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NYC RESIDENTS:

As you probably know, Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on New York, creating historic damage to our City's transportation systems. Flooding, fallen trees and branches, and a lack of power have devastated the MTA’s  infrastructure in every single borough of the city and every single county in the MTA region.

October 30, 2012
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Statement on Hurricane Sandy

"Thankfully, the worst has passed," said State Senator Jose Peralta, who throughout the day Monday sent e-mails conveying information from the city Office of Emergency Management to his constituents in Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst. "Many homes in my district lost power because of fallen trees taking down power lines and utility poles toppling.  There was property damage, also because of fallen trees.  Thank God, though, that the storm did not cause any fatalities or serious injuries in this area.

"I extend my condolences to the family of the man killed in Flushing and the loved ones of the others who lost their lives to this storm."  

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October 30, 2012
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Assessing the damage of hurricane Sandy at Andrews Grove

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, a lot of things need to be done in order to repair the damages it caused.

October 30, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE – NEWS, CLOSURES & IMPORTANT LINKS

With Hurricane Sandy underway, I wanted to provide you with some important information regarding conditions and closures in our area. Please also visit my website, or find me on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding the storm. I will do my best to update these sites in real-time with the most recent information available.

>PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TOMORROW, OCT 30th

>MTA SERVICE SUSPENDED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

October 29, 2012
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