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:
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...
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.
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.
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
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Sandy is coming. Any doubts that the category 1 storm, currently raking the Bahamas with sustained 80 mph winds, will visit us early next week have been all but erased. The National Hurricane Center now expects the powerful storm to make landfall near Cape May, N.J., at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The odds of that happening are 90 percent or greater, forecasters say.
The storm is now expected to begin veering to the west at about 2 a.m. Monday, after it clears Cape Hatteras, N.C.
If you, or someone you know, has a concern about breast cancer, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a wonderful service to help find answers.
More than 100 highly trained volunteers staff the hotline and offer emotional support, information and referrals. These are people who have “been there.” There is no charge for any of the services, which Adelphi has been providing for 32 years. The toll-free number is 1-800-877-8077.
Staten Island – Legislation introduced by State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and cosponsored by State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island) to rid our streets of the presence of “community guns”, today received the endorsement of Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) at a news conference held at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office. The elected officials called for the New York State Legislature to pass S. 7839.