Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.
NYC homeowners now have until March 15 to file a form claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has reduced their property values. The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application" for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy. Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance by March 15th if they want the Finance Department to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year.
Senator Andrew Lanza’s Office in partnership with The New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA NY) and the New York Public Library is sponsoring pro bono workshops for individuals, families, and small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy. These workshops are comprised of a brief presentation (containing information on available resources and tips to help guide victims through this disaster) followed by an individual consultation session.
WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd & Friday, March 1st , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
WHAT: Senator Andrew J. Lanza is partnering with Be The Match® (the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) Registry) to help find a life-saving donor for Staten Island resident Stephen Curatolo (and other patients with life-threatening blood diseases). Curatolo is battling Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thanks to reporting by the Staten Island Advance, Senator Lanza was alerted to the plight of Mr. Curatolo and will host a donor drive at his district office on Saturday, February 16th. Be The Match® offers the unique opportunity to give a life-saving marrow transplant to someone in need.
With a severe winter storm on the way that some weather forecasters already are calling a storm of historic proportions, National Grid has started preparing for widespread, prolonged power outages that could result from the predicted blizzard-like conditions. Although the path of the storm is still being monitored, we are taking steps to ensure we are prepared for this storm and we want to make sure that you are too.
Be prepared by creating an emergency kit:
Water. The American Red Cross recommends one gallon of water per person per day
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Con Edison Prepares for Winter Storm, Urges Customers to Place Safety Erika First
NEW YORK – Con Edison is monitoring the storm that is expected to dump snow and freezing rain on the New York area starting Friday afternoon and is preparing to respond to any outages that occur. The company reminds customers to take safety precautions and avoid any downed power lines.