Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

UPDATE FROM SENATOR LANZA REGARDING RELIEF EFFORTS

UPDATE: Please know that I've been working around the clock with federal, state, and local agencies to address the needs of Staten Island at this time. I've been in touch with many out of state companies who will be sending truckloads of whatever supplies we need in the next 24-48 hours. Please know that we have more than enough food, water, clothing and blankets at various locations across Staten...

November 5, 2012
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Storm Recovery Assistance Scams & Tips for Finding a Reliable Contractor

·         Protect yourself from home repair and other scam artists, who may try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who suffered property damage from Storm Sandy.

November 5, 2012
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT DONATIONS TO SENATOR LANZA'S OFFICE FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

I would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of those who donated food, clothing and supplies to my office. I know the people of Staten Island are both proud and grateful to have such wonderful neighbors in this time of need. The response has just been incredible, however, I would like to ask that people refrain from donating any more clothing. We’ve got more than we know what to do with and at this point people are mostly in need of clean-up supplies such as contractor bags, plastic gloves, bleach, mops, buckets, brooms, rakes, plastic storage bins etc. Thank you again for all the generous donations.

November 4, 2012
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IMPORTANT RESOURCES & CONTACTS:

Hurricane Sandy Helpline for New York State Residents - 1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159

Hurricane Sandy Hotline Contacts and Numbers - http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/event/sandy/contact.cfm

DisasterAssistance.gov

Contact/Locate Loved Ones - http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

New York City Office of Emergency Management - http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) - http://www.mta.info/

Google Crisis Map - http://www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

Power Outage Information - http://www.governor.ny.gov/poweroutageinfo

Red Cross Shelter Locations - http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/

November 4, 2012
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RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STATEN ISLANDERS

The Mayor’s Office and Human Resources Administration (HRA) have set up full-service sites with information about applying for emergency social and economic assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is available to help homeowners apply for loans. Staten Island locations: 

November 4, 2012
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November 2, 2012
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Disaster Relief

The New York State Department of Financial Services (formerly the Insurance Department) has a storm hotline up and running to answer your insurance related questions. They also have a wealth of information for consumers regarding disaster assistance on their website:

http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/disascon.htmGovernor Cuomo announced today that homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles:http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10312012Hurricane-Deductibles

 

November 1, 2012
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Tips for after the storm:

If you have become separated from your family, use your family communications plan or contact FEMA or the American Red Cross. If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe. If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345). F...

November 1, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA'S DISTRICT OFFICE TO SERVE AS SUPPLY DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR STATEN ISLAND EVACUATION CENTERS

Senator Andrew Lanza has opened his district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Elltingville, to serve as a drop center for food and supplies to be donated to the evacuation centers on Staten Island which are running low on supplies very quickly. Anyone who would like to donate non-perishable food items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, clothing, blankets, batteries or any other items for those Staten Islanders who have been displaced from their homes, please drop them to Lanza's district office tonight up until 8:00 p.m.

The office will also be open to collect goods from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday this week for those willing and able to donate. 

Thank you!

October 31, 2012
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National Grid offers tips for use during storms and while natural gas service is being restored:

 

• If you smell natural gas, contact us as soon as possible:

o Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island: 718-643-4050

o On Long Island and the Rockaways: 1-800-490-0045

• If you do not smell natural gas but have no gas service:

October 31, 2012
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National Grid offers tips for use during storms and while natural gas service is being restored:

• If you smell natural gas, contact us as soon as possible:

o Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island: 718-643-4050

o On Long Island and the Rockaways: 1-800-490-0045

• If you do not smell natural gas but have no gas service:

October 31, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NYC RESIDENTS:

As you probably know, Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on New York, creating historic damage to our City's transportation systems. Flooding, fallen trees and branches, and a lack of power have devastated the MTA’s  infrastructure in every single borough of the city and every single county in the MTA region.

October 30, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE – NEWS, CLOSURES & IMPORTANT LINKS

With Hurricane Sandy underway, I wanted to provide you with some important information regarding conditions and closures in our area. Please also visit my website, or find me on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding the storm. I will do my best to update these sites in real-time with the most recent information available.

>PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TOMORROW, OCT 30th

>MTA SERVICE SUSPENDED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

October 29, 2012
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