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.
2,157 Miles of Road Repairs, Finished On Time and Within BudgetIncluded Improvements to Staten Island's Infrastructure
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the completion of all highway paving projects funded through the NY Works program. The program included replacing pavement at 172 sites across New York State, including approximately 2,157 miles of state roadways, as part of $229.9 million in contracts.
The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application". Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance know by February 15th if they want Finance to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year. Property owners should submit the survey if: 1) their buildings are leaning, have collapsed, or are off the foundation; 2) the walls have buckled; or 3) the basement, roof, boiler, elevator, transformer, or air conditioning have been destroyed.
After touring New York’s hardest hit areas and hosting stakeholder roundtables across the NYC metro area, the Bipartisan Task Force issued its first report with 10 preliminary recommendations to aid recovery efforts and assist in future disaster planning
Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions
Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims
Senator Andrew Lanza announced that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be on Staten Island this week to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.