Issues: National Disasters

Hurricane Recovery Information from National Grid

Please refer to the attached report for safety information from National Grid.

The report also contains contact information for those who might be able to help people impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and provides answers to questions about reconnecting gas and/or electric service.

November 5, 2012
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Sandy Update: Key Insurance Information Available

In moving forward after any crisis, clear and accurate information can be one of your most important assets.   And as New Yorkers continue to recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, the State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is providing important information for those who have sustained damage caused by the storm.  The Department has set up a consumer helpline to answer questions and provide assistance, and anyone seeking information can call 800-339-1759 between 8 am and 8 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4 pm on weekends.   According to DFS, some basic points to remember include the following:

November 5, 2012
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November 5, 2012
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GALLIVAN ANNOUNCES WAYS WESTERN NEW YORKERS CAN ASSIST DOWNSTATE NEIGHBORS IMPACTED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) today announced several ways that Western New Yorkers, and all New Yorkers, can help the massive relief effort underway in the New York City Metro Area in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the Eastern Seaboard last week.

Gallivan urged New Yorkers to utilize The American Red Cross and Catholic Charities, or other trusted charitable organizations who have strong track records of efficiently and effectively distributing relief aid in disaster situations.

November 5, 2012
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New Yorkers Can Now Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

November 5, 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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After Flooding Safety Guidelines

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November 2, 2012
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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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Governor Cuomo Announces National Guard to Deliver One Million Meals to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Albany, NY (November 1, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the National Guard with FEMA will deliver one million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Delivery to parts of Lower Manhattan, affected areas in Brooklyn and Queens, including the Rockaways will start today.

 

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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October 31, 2012
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Recovering Financially

In addition to the physical and emotional impact of a disaster, you may also face financial challenges in the days, weeks and even months or years ahead. Of course, ensuring your family’s physical safety is your first priority.

October 30, 2012
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UPDATE : NYC Department of Environmental Protection on NYC Tap Water

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that NYC tap water is safe to drink and prepare food with. 

October 30, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy SHELTER UPDATE:

If you need to seek shelter during the aftermath please visit your nearest shelter in BROOKLYN:

NYC Technical College, at 300 Jay St.

October 30, 2012
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ConEdison UPDATE

To report outages, Customers can report downed power lines, outages, and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com Or call 1-800-752-6633; when reporting an o

October 30, 2012
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Statement from Senator Sampson regarding Hurricane Sandy

I write today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one of the most devastating natural disasters that New York City has ever faced.  I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones during the storm.  I would also like to publicly thank the brave men and women of the New York City Police and Fire Departments as well as first responders throughout the area for their valiant efforts during the hurricane.  I have no doubt that without their heroism and dedication our losses would have been much higher.

October 30, 2012
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