Issues: Miscellaneous

August 30, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE LEAVES PUTNAM POWERLESS

by Kerry Barger

The heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Irene have left many areas flooded, downed trees abundant and over half the residents of Putnam without power.

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

August 29, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be honored at Clamor a Dios on Labor Day, September 5, 2011 at 12:00 noon at at the north entrance of the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Clamor a Dios is an annual event that has been held for decades by Reverend Jorge Raschke, one of Puerto Rico’s most ardent supporters of traditional marriage.

Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “I am deeply humbled to be recognized at the 2011 Clamor a Dios for my efforts to defend marriage. This recognition will invigorate my efforts to keep the marriage issue alive and ultimately let it be decided by New York’s voters.”

August 30, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SHELTER INFORMATION

Shelter Information in Senator Ball’s 40th District

August 29, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Assisting Residents and Businesses Recover from Hurricane Irene

(Nanuet, NY)  Hurricane Irene has left approximately 48,000 residents in our area without power and caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.  Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has been touring Rockland and Orange counties and will continue to do so over the next 24-48 hours with local government officials and business owners to determine how the state can help with recovery both in the immediate and long terms. 

“My priority over the next several days is to ensure that residents and businesses receive the assistance they require to recover from the damaging effects of Hurricane Irene,”  Senator Carlucci said. 

Senator Carlucci offers the following advice to home and business owners who have suffered damage from Hurricane Irene:

August 29, 2011
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After Hurricane Irene, Senator Breslin to New Yorkers: “Act now to protect your property and secure your financial future”

(Albany, NY) Citizens throughout the state experienced extreme weather on Sunday, and many New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding, downed trees, power outages and other devastation. Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is encouraging those who felt the most destructive effects of Hurricane Irene to act quickly and take the appropriate steps to file insurance claims for damaged or lost property.

August 29, 2011
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Here is an update of where MTA services stand as of 11:00 this morning.

Subways:

 

* All service is running with very limited exceptions (such as no express service on some lines). There had been severe flooding in some areas where some pumps had failed, but these issues have been resolved and all stations are getting service.

 

 

 

Buses:

 

* All routes are running in NYC and Nassau County. Some routes may have detours around some fallen trees, but these are minor.

 

 

 

Paratransit:

 

* Access-A-Ride and Able Ride will be operating normally by noon today. This morning, they are focusing on returning evacuees to hospitals, nursing homes, and residences.

 

 

 

LIRR:

 

August 29, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS PROVIDES TIPS FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN IRENE’S AFTERMATH

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today provided tips and other useful information for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene.

 

August 29, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL: ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’ WILL FRACKING CREATE PENN-TYPE PROBLEMS

by Rick Karlin

Hudson Valley GOP Sen. Greg Ball, is turning up the rhetoric this morning, proposing legislation that would govern hydrofracking in New York. The proposals were devised, he said after a trip through Pennsylvania where he said he saw some of the damage to private property that the practice has caused.

August 29, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: THE STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES

 

Senator Ball’s List of Resources for 40th District Residents

August 29, 2011
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PLEASE REPORT ALL STORM DAMAGE


If you experienced any kind of damage from the storm, please call 311 or follow the link below to report the damage. This will help the City assess total losses if they apply for federal disaster assistance.

 

 

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/damage_form.shtml

August 29, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Provides Advice to New Yorkers Regarding Hurrican Property Lossess & Insurance Claims - Disaster Hotline Begins Operating Today

"The days following a natural disaster can be confusing and stressful, but it is important for those who have suffered property damage to file an insurance claim as quickly as possible to help protect their financial future," Governor Cuomo said.

Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services, who oversees the State Insurance Department, said, "We will do everything we can to help people who suffered damage from the storm recover and get their lives back on track as quickly as possible. The purpose of insurance is to help people rebuild and we will be working to see that process does as smoothly as possible."

August 29, 2011
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SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO STATEMENT ON THE AFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRENE AUGUST 29, 2011

SENATOR ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRENE   Queens, NY, August 29, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today released the following statement on the effects of Hurricane Irene on his district: Before Irene hit our area, my staff and I drove around the district and we were pleased to see how prepared people were in bracing for the hurricane.

August 29, 2011
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Airport Update from Notify NYC

JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports, arrivals have resumed as of 06:00 AM this morning. Departures will resume today at noon. LaGuardia Airport, arrivals and departures have resumed service. Check with your carrier before going to the airport to confirm your flight information.

August 29, 2011
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