Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

Rapid Repairs Staten Island Update & Signup Deadline (December 31)

The deadline for signing up for Rapid Repairs is December 31. 

·         Any homeowner wishing to participate in Rapid Repairs must be registered AND sign the “Right of Entry” form (attached below) by December 31, 2012.  This deadline was established by FEMA.

·         New registrants can call 311, visit an NYC Restoration Center, or visit nyc.gov to register and obtain the “Right of Entry” form. This email can be returned via email, fax, in person or paper mail. Details can be found here. The ROE form is attached.

December 18, 2012
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HOLIDAY TOY STORE SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & WHERE TO TURN OFFERS FREE TOYS FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY - OVER 2,000 TOYS DISTRIBUTED IN FIRST WEEK, SANDY VICTIMS ENCOURAGED TO SHOP FOR FREE

The Holiday Toy Store for Sandy Relief opened by Where to Turn and Senator Lanza on December 8th has already distributed over 2,000 toys to families impacted by Sandy.

The store, located at 3948 Amboy Road in space donated by ATU Local 726, will remain open every day through Christmas Eve.

December 18, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA EXTENDS TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN NY FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of New York, has approved a four-week extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in participating hotels or motels.The new extension will allow applicants to remain in participating hotels during the holiday season. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the extended four-week period and the checkout date of Jan. 12, 2013.

December 17, 2012
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Statement from Senator Andrew Lanza on Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

As the father of three young children and the husband of a NYC school teacher I am shocked and heartbroken over the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning in Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, most of whom were young children. There is never an answer for this type of senseless and depraved act of evil. At this time I ask all Staten Islanders and people of good will throughout the state to stand in support and pray for the victims and families. 

December 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA EXTENDS TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN NY FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of New York, has approved a four-week extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in participating hotels or motels.The new extension will allow applicants to remain in participating hotels during the holiday season. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the extended four-week period and the checkout date of Jan. 12, 2013.

December 14, 2012
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INFORMATION ABOUT MOLD REMEDIATION

Repairing homes damaged by flooding from Hurricane Sandy requires safe work practices to reduce dust and stop mold growth. Mold can worsen asthma and trigger allergies in sensitive people and is a health risk for those with weakened immune systems. Dust from cleanup and repairs can irritate eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.

December 13, 2012
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Senator Andrew Lanza to Co-Chair New Bipartisan Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

 

As New York State begins large-scale rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, members of the New York State Senate today announced the formation of a bipartisan Senate task force charged with undertaking some of the recovery’s biggest challenges. As federal and state aid begins to materialize, task force members will play a pivotal role in developing the short and long-term plans that will help these communities get back on their feet. Each task force member represents one of New York State’s hardest hit areas and is thus uniquely qualified to pinpoint those neighborhoods and businesses that are most in need. 

December 10, 2012
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Cessation of Pumpout Operations for Damaged Home Heating Oil Tanks

Important Notice for NYC Residents

Dear New York City Resident,

During the initial weeks of the response to the Hurricane Sandy, it was essential for NYSDEC to work rapidly to prevent home heating oil spills from creating additional damage to the environment or presenting threats to public health.

The NYSDEC acted quickly to prevent spills by removing oil from basements and damaged tanks. As of early December, the NYSDEC’s initial emergency response actions have largely been concluded.

December 6, 2012
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NYC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS - Hurricane Sandy Emergency Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Loan amounts range: $5,000 to $25,000Uses of Loan Funds:

December 5, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA WARNS STATEN ISLANDERS AGAINST HOME REPAIR SCAMS IN WAKE OF SANDY

Senator Andrew Lanza today warned Staten Islanders to protect themselves from home repair scam artists, who will try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who suffered property damage from Storm Sandy.

December 4, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Insurance and legal help for Staten Islanders hit by Sandy

By Jillian Jorgensen/Staten Island Advance
on December 03, 2012 at 2:49 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Staten Islanders in need of free insurance assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can get help Wednesday at state Sen. Andrew Lanza's hurricane relief headquarters.

Lanza (R-Staten Island) will host the Department of Financial Services at his headquarters to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues that have cropped up after the storm. Representatives from the department can help people contact their insurance companies if they haven't been able to reach them, and can answer questions about homeowners', renters' and business owners' insurance coverage, according to Lanza's office.

December 4, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA PARTNERS WITH DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES (DFS) TO OFFER FREE INSURANCE ASSISTANCE TO STATEN ISLAND STORM VICTIMS

DFS Representatives Available To Assist Homeowners, Renters & Business Owners With Insurance Questions At Senator Lanza’s Hurricane Relief Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 9 A.M. To 5 P.M.

Senator Andrew Lanza is hosting the Department of Financial Services at his Hurricane Relief Headquarters to help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy. Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been unable to do so and answer questions about homeowners’, renters’ and business owners’ insurance coverage.

December 3, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO EXPEDITE SANDY-RELATED INSURANCE CLAIMS AND NEW ONLINE REPORT CARD SYSTEM FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES

 

DFS to Publish Online Report Cards Detailing Each Insurance Company’s Performance

New Rules Will Significantly Cut Time Allowed to Investigate Claims, Put More Adjusters in the Field to Help Homeowners

November 29, 2012
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Recovering From a Disaster - Health Tips & Emotional Phases of Disaster Response

Recovering from disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful.

Your first concern after a disaster is your family’s health and safety. You need to consider possible safety issues and monitor family health and well-being.

Health

Be aware of exhaustion. Don’t try to do too much at once. Set priorities and pace yourself. Get enough rest.
Drink plenty of clean water. Eat well.
Wear sturdy work boots and gloves.

November 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Centers

New York

 

Kings

The NYC Business Solution Brooklyn Center

9 Bond Street (btwn Livingston & Fulton St)

5th Floor

Brooklyn, NY  11201

 

Richmond

College of Staten Island

(The City University of New York)

Main Admin Building in Bldg 1A-102

2800 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, NY  10314

 

Nassau 

Farmingdale State College

SBDC Training Center

2350 Broad Hollow Road

Farmingdale, NY  11735

 

Queens

LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY

30-20 Thompson Ave

Suite BA02

November 29, 2012
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NEW YORK TO TRACK HURRICANE SANDY-RELATED FUNDRAISING AND SPENDING OF 75 CHARITIES

Info Requested From Nonprofits Raising Funds For Hurricane Sandy Relief And Reported  Online To Promote Transparency & Ensure That Funds Raised For Sandy Relief Are Used For That Purpose 

November 28, 2012
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