If you lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to Hurricane Sandy, there is help available. Current SNAP households that have lost food purchased with their benefits as a result of the storm are entitled to replacement benefits.
NANUET, NY – With gas in scarce supply and commuters eager to get back on the road, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today blasted Rockland gas stations for alleged price gouging during the aftermath and cleanup of Hurricane Sandy.
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.
ONEONTA, 10/26/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on emergency preparation in advance of Hurricane Sandy following a briefing by the governor’s office:
“With Hurricane Sandy predicted to impact the region in the coming days, residents should stay informed and prepare for the potential of severe weather. I am pleased Governor Cuomo is readying state emergency operations personnel and already the New York Power Authority and the NYCDEP are releasing water and lowering reservoir levels in Schoharie County to reduce the potential for flooding. These precautionary measures are sensible steps that will help prepare our region in the event Hurricane Sandy strikes.
NORTH BLENHEIM, 09/19/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today joined representatives of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and local officials to present more than $207,000 in grants to nine first-responder organizations in Schoharie and Delaware counties to rebuild equipment and systems capabilities after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The grants were announced in August by Governor Cuomo, among other state initiatives to aid communities affected by last summer's storms. NYPA today also issued a request for proposals (RFP) to improve cellular and wireless communications at the Blenheim-Gilboa power plant and across the Northern Catskills.
New state regulations designed to protect firefighters working in high-rise buildings were praised Monday by State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and Assemblyman Dennis H. Garbryszak, D-Cheektowaga, during a Grand Island news conference.
In announcing approval of the legislation just signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the legislators said fire companies are now required to provide safety ropes and other escape equipment to firefighters who may find normal exits blocked during the course of extinguishing a blaze. It also allows individual fire companies to decide what equipment is needed.
Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak, D-Cheektowaga, and State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-North Buffalo, announced Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.Under bills passed in both houses (A10677, S 7677), cities or other employers of fighterfighters are required to identity if a firefighter is at risk for becoming trapped at higher elevations, and if the firefighters could need to be prepared to escape a fire. This gives the firefighter community the ability to better evaluate its escape routes and plan accordingly to different situations that may be potentially hazardous due to height and differing equipment.
Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak (D-Cheektowaga) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R-North Buffalo) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.
ONEONTA, 07/13/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today counties within the 51st senate district will receive the lion's share of $16 million in state grants and matching funds for stream and flood restoration work to repair damage incurred during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the Senate has passed his bill S.7677 that requires cities or other employers of firefighters to identify if a firefighter will be exposed to entrapment’s at higher levels, identify if those firefighters will be exposed to fire and determine the appropriate escape system. The bill will provide the firefighter community with the latitude to effectively respond to the needs of their locality, to consider appropriate alternatives and to provide communities with the flexibility to outfit their firefighters with the equipment that best suits their unique needs. Present law has inadvertently prevented the firefighting community from using equipment generally recognized to be acceptable because it was not covered in the most r
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) spoke out today against the New York State Thruway Authority’s recently announced plan to increase Thruway tolls 45 percent on commercial vehicles with three or more axles.