Issues: Miscellaneous

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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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Governor Andrew Cuomo on Opening Day of the New York State Fair

 

To mark the start of the 2011 New York State Fair, Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine, and several other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony near the Center of Progress building on Thursday, August 25th.   

August 29, 2011
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August 29, 2011 10:00 a.m. Con Ed Conference Call Highlights

175 Con Edison crews

177 Mutual Aid Crews

188 tree crews for clearing

 

Brooklyn still has 5,300 still without power

weather is cooperating and allowing crews to work safely

 

anticipating that by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (tomorrow night), majority of all repairs will be done

 

another call at 2:00 p.m.

August 29, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of August 29, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

August 29, 2011
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ANNUAL ARNIE MIG MEMORIAL CONCERT DRAWS CROWD AROUND A BIG BAND

Senator Addabbo and Local Attorneys Brady & Marshak Bring Swing to Howard Beach

  

 

August 29, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: TREES DOWN, POWER OUT

 

Senator Ball on Hurricane Irene Aftermath

August 29, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: BALL PROPOSES COMPREHENSIVE FRACKING BILL

Senator Calls for Immediate 180 Comment Period on Hydrofracking  

August 29, 2011
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WESTFAIR ONLINE: FRACKING HEARING DRAWS 200

 

Nearly 200 people were estimated to have been in attendance at a hearing Aug. 23 that centered on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether it should be allowed in New York.

August 29, 2011
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Some updates regarding the MTA and Airports

MTA is resuming bus service since 4:30pm today.  Subway service will resume at 6am with delays.  Access a Ride will resume at noon.  Airports will be open at 6am tomorrow.

August 28, 2011
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Hurricane Irene's Impact on the MTA

Here’s an update on the Hurricane Irene’s impact to the MTA system and what we are doing to restore service. There are widespread impacts of the storm throughout our system, including flooding, down trees and power outages.

 

It is clear that the actions the MTA took before the storm to secure our equipment and make sure that our employees were safe before the hurricane hit were correct. The yards and depots from which we moved equipment are now underwater. Our actions prudently protected our assets and will help us to restore service.

 

August 28, 2011
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THE GREATER NEW YORK RED CROSS RESPONDS TO IRENE-UPDATE

Dear Elected Officials,

Below please find the latest information on the American Red Cross response to Hurricane Irene and important safety information. I encourage you to share the information below with your constituents:

As of 2:00 PM Today:

 

· Hurricane Irene, which made first landfall in New York at approximately 9 am today, bringing significant rain and flooding, is now passing out of the Tri-State region.

· As a result of yesterday’s evacuations of flood-prone neighborhoods in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley and Greenwich, Connecticut, the Red Cross has been operating or supporting more than 150 shelters, providing more than 10,000 evacuees with a secure, dry, place to overnight.

August 28, 2011
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2pm Conference Call with Con Edison

Just finished conference call - some points from the call are that there

are 13,683 without power in Brooklyn

 

-Con Edison is moving into the restoration phase at this point and will be

accessing damage and dispatching crews over the next few hours -

 

- locations in Marine Park without power and without traffic lights, as

well as tree down on car on East 36th Street have been reported (some

already were by our office)

 

 

-They are coordinating with Parks and Con Edison regarding trees

-200 tree crews on stand by to clear lines and open roadways

 

-continue to prioritize based on how many people would get power restored -

obviously the more go first

 

August 28, 2011
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Con Ed Updates

Con Edison continues to note that the can not send crews out yet as the

storm has not ended yet and there are many overhead outages - they must

wait for the wind to slow

 

-105,000 citywide without power

 

-11,750 in Brooklyn

 

Con Edison is cautiously optimistic as high tide has passed and bulk of the

rain has moved north -

 

-they will prioritize restorations based on which repairs will restore the

power to the most people

 

-there were no preemptive outages in Brooklyn - restorations could start

early afternoon but it could take several days

 

-there is an outage map on coned.com on the bottom left -"Storm Central"

August 28, 2011
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