"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."
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.
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.
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.
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..."
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.
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.
With Hurricane Irene upon us, please take a moment to review the website of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management where Nassau County residents can get a host of local information, such as hurricane evacuation routes and shelters and important contact phone numbers: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/hurricane/prepare.html.
In addition, here’s a list of important contact numbers you may wish to print out and keep on hand:
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636
Nassau County Red Cross: 516-747-3500
LIPA: 1-800-490-0075 (to report downed power lines or electrical emergency)