Issues: Miscellaneous

IMPORTANT LOCAL NUMBERS:

61st Precinct (718) 627-6611

62nd Precinct: (718) 236-2611

63rd Precinct (718) 258-4411.

68th Precinct: (718) 439-4211

72nd Precinct: (718) 965-6311

Bravo Volunteer Ambulance: (718) 680-1111

Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance: (718) 256-1211

Gerritsen Beach Vollies: (718) 332-3333

Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance: (718) 338-0444

Report any power outages to Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED

Call 911 in an emergency and 311 for other needs from the City 

August 27, 2011
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BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO LIFTS OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS IN AREAS FACING MANDATORY EVACUATION

Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2011 – Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said today in a statement regarding Hurricane Irene:

“In light of the serious threat posed by Hurricane Irene, which is due to hit our area over the weekend, I urge the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to use caution and prepare for this dangerous storm. 

It goes without saying that for those areas of the Diocese under mandatory evacuation, the obligation to attend Mass this Sunday has been lifted, as well as for those areas where travel is considered dangerous due to weather conditions, age, or infirmity. The Sunday obligation remains in place for all those who can reasonably attend services this weekend. 

August 27, 2011
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PREPARING FOR IRENE

 

Dear Friend, 

 

Irene is heading toward our shores and is expected to hit New York Sunday. This is a serious threat with the very real potential to inflict damage to our communities. I urge all of my constituents to follow precautions so that together we may limit any damage that Irene may cause.

August 26, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN MTA FARES AND TOLLS TO FACILITATE EVACUATION

MTA working to ease evacuation for residents in Zone A and the Far Rockaways

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that in order to facilitate the mandatory evacuation of residents living in low-lying Zone A areas and the Far Rockaways, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will suspend certain fares and tolls.

"The only approach to a storm of this magnitude is to act preemptively. Waiving fares may be the factor that convinces some people to leave promptly when they might otherwise be tempted to stay and confront this hurricane," Governor Cuomo said.

The fare and toll suspension is effective in the following areas:

· Tolls are already suspended at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

August 26, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ADVISES NEW YORKERS TO PREPARE FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSSES AS HURRICANE IRENE APPROACHES

Encourages New Yorkers to Review Insurance Information, Keep Emergency Claim Numbers Readily Available, Watch out for Scams

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged homeowners to prepare for the potential economic impact of Hurricane Irene by reviewing their insurance policies, gathering emergency claim numbers, securing insurance information and watching out for potential scam artists looking to take advantage of the potential disaster.

August 26, 2011
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Senator LaValle Enourages Residents to Prepare For Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is quickly making its way up the East Coast. Senator LaValle is encouraging residents to prepare for its potential impact.  Current forecasts have the massive storm reaching Suffolk County late Saturday and continuing well into Sunday.

While it still remains early and hard to predict, the storm can make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, which brings sustained wind gusts, torrential rain, storm surges and flash floods on the coast and inland.

The National Hurricane Center will be providing regular updates on the track, size and impact of Hurricane Irene over the next several days. To access the National Hurricane Center website please click here.

August 26, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Family Members Who Lost Loved Ones In the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing

Senator John DeFrancisco joined family members who lost loved ones in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  A Pan Am 103 ceremony was held on opening day of the 2011 New York State Fair.

August 26, 2011
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Preparing for Hurricane Irene

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, I urge all of you to take the necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your loved ones. Below you will find some helpful information and recommendations to ensure that you are adequately prepared should hurricane conditions occur.

Additionally, you may lose power and email access, so I suggest you print this email, along with the corresponding evacuation map, and any other information you need to ensure your safety. Please share this information with others, especially the elderly and sick who may not be getting the proper information, and help them stay informed.

Where to get Information

August 26, 2011
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ALERT---Prepare for Hurricane Irene!

Everyone,

You must prepare NOW for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene. While there is a chance the storm may weaken before hitting us, there is also a chance it could regain strength. The storm will arrive in full force Saturday evening and will remain dangerously strong clear through to Sunday night. This is a very dangerous storm! Our area may see over 9 inches of rain and winds possibly over 70 mph with all that entails. There will be flooding, trees and power lines may fall and debris will be in the air. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE DURING THE STORM.

August 26, 2011
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August 26, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending August 28th

Click on the link below for a full screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, expressing your views on New York's economy, the South Wedge neighborhood welcomes a new business, and upcoming events through September 9th. The next Community Connection will be published on Friday, September 9th, for the week ending Sunday September 11th. It will include events around the district taking place on the weekend of September 11th.

 

August 26, 2011
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STATEN ISLANDERS REGARDING HURRICANE IRENE

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued For Residents In Zone A & Suspension of MTA Services


Dear Neighbor:

With this week’s earthquake, and Hurricane Irene rapidly approaching the east coast, I wanted to provide you with some information on how to best prepare in the event a natural disaster should hit Staten Island.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City

General tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm. See the attached document.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Preparing for Emergencies in New York City

An all-hazards approach to teaching New Yorkers how to stay safe when facing an emergency. Open the attached brochure.

August 26, 2011
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Prepare before the storm!

If anyone in your home uses life support equipment such as an apnea monitor or oxygen concentrator, contact Orange and Rockland before the storm.

Stock up on food, water and if necessary, prescriptions.

Charge your cell phone.  Store the numbers to report flooding or power outages in your phone.

Learn how to manually open and close your garage door.

Fill your tank.

Bring in lawn furniture, children’s toys and other large, loose objects.

Stay home during the storm.  Leave the road clear for emergency vehicles.

Stay clear of and report downed power lines to the Utility company.

 Important numbers:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fema.gov

1-800-621-3362

 

August 26, 2011
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August 26, 2011
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9/11 Memorial in Marine Park

The candlelight ceremony will feature patriotic music, guest speakers and more.

September 11, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Hurricane Preparedness Information

            With Hurricane Irene expected to severely impact Long Island this weekend, Senator Fuschillo is reminding residents about emergency preparedness information that will help them prepare their families and homes for the storm. 

August 26, 2011
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PREPARING FOR HURRICANE IRENE

Senator Ball Reminds Residents About Importance of Storm Preparedness

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/25/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is reaching out to residents ahead of Hurricane Irene. Forecasters are expecting the storm will reach New York State this weekend, and bring with it the possibility of heavy rains and high winds. In anticipation of what could be a significant weather event, Senator Ball is reminding local families about the importance of storm preparedness.

August 25, 2011
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