Issues: Hurricanes

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 29, 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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RITCHIE TOURS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE SANDY

Encourages Public to Have Emergency Contact Numbers on Hand

State Senator Patty Ritchie met with St. Lawrence County Emergency Service Director Joseph Gilbert and toured the emergency operations center in Canton Monday morning, as local officials prepared for Hurricane Sandy. 

October 29, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Empire State, it is absolutely critical that local families throughout the Hudson Valley take every possible step to stay informed and keep safe.  

Under no circumstances should anyone underestimate the potential impact of this storm.

October 29, 2012
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PRINT NOW: IMPORTANT EMERGENCY CONTACTS FOR CENTRAL, NORTHERN NEW YORK

Ritchie Encourages Having Emergency Numbers on Hand in Advance of Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall Monday night or early Tuesday, State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging people to print out the below emergency contact numbers to have on hand in the event of a power outage.

October 29, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy Approaches...

Follow these tips from New York State as the hurricane/coastal storm approaches:

 

October 29, 2012
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Monday October 29th Advisory

No Public Transportation
Alternate Side Parking and Meter Rules Suspended
Public Schools are Closed

October 28, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

PUBLIC TRANSIT: The MTA will shut down all subway, bus, and commuter railroad service at 7 PM, Sunday. Services will resume 12 hours after the hurricane has passed NYC. For the latest information visit http://alert.mta.info

SCHOOLS: All NYC public schools will be closed Monday, October 29. A decision will be made Monday afternoon about Tuesday. Visit www.nyc.gov for updates.

October 28, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Updates

This storm is changing quickly and this morning Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying coastal areas is necessary. This means that everyone in these areas must leave and go somewhere outside the evacuation zone.

 

In addition, New York City schools will be closed tomorrow.

 

Hurricane Sandy continues to be a dangerous storm. Storm surges are predicted to reach 6 to 11 feet which would result in flooding in these areas beginning tomorrow morning. We expect the peak of this surge will take place from late Monday into early Tuesday, and flooding continue throughout Tuesday. We also expect that gale force winds will commence around sunset this evening.

 

Areas in the Evacuation Zone:

October 28, 2012
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Be Prepared For Hurricane Sandy

Last year it was Irene, now it looks like Hurricane Sandy could be paying us a visit. While Irene caused an incredible $4 billion dollars worth of damage, the National Weather Service says Sandy is actually more powerful and potentially more destructive. Sadly, as of this writing, she’s already claimed 44 lives.

I stress this because I’ve heard some say, “it can’t happen here.” That’s simply not true. Long Island has been hit by several category three hurricanes and nothing could be more dangerous than ignoring that fact. So I am including some tips below to help you prepare and stay safe. Also, if you have a vulnerable neighbor – a senior or someone with a disability – please be sure to check on them before and after the storm.

October 28, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HURRICANE SANDY

As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impacts.

October 27, 2012
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Storm Update and Preparation

There is a lot of concern about the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. I have been in contact with the Governor’s office, and have urged that steps be taken now to lower reservoir levels in the area to help absorb any rainfall.

The Governor reports that measures are being implemented, and several other steps have been taken to prepare for a potential emergency. 

I wanted to share with you some web links that you may find helpful.

To follow the path of the hurricane, visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Information about New York State’s efforts and recommendations can be found at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/

October 26, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York in Preparation for Potential Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency in New York in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy, which may hit New York State in the coming days. A state of emergency mobilizes resources to local governments that otherwise are restricted to state use only and suspends regulations that would impede rapid response.

October 26, 2012
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