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INSURANCE HELP AVAILABLE TO STATEN ISLANDERS ON MONDAY

Staten Islanders with questions about insurance claims can get answers from the city Department of Financial Services on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stop & Shop in Eltingville. Representatives will answer questions about homeowner, rental and business insurance coverage, and will also provide assistance in contacting providers.

December 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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NYC HOUSING RECOVERY TO HOST “HOUSING WEEKEND” AT RESTORATION CENTER

Informational Sessions Designed to Gauge Interest and Answer Questions about Specific Short-to-Long Term Housing Solutions for Islanders Displaced by Sandy

NYC Housing Recovery today announced “Housing Weekend” this Saturday and Sunday at the NYC Restoration Center on Staten Island, a series of informational sessions to gauge interest and answer questions about specific housing solutions for residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

December 8, 10:00 AM - December 9, 4:00 PM
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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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IN THE NEWS - Free legal advice offered to Staten Island victims of Hurricane Sandy

By Tom Wrobleski/Staten
Island Advance
Staten Island Advance on November 27, 2012
at 2:44 PM, updated November 27, 2012 at 2:45 PM

November 28, 2012
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Hotel Availability through NYC & TSA

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)

The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) helps survivors stay in hotels/motels if their homes were damaged from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA has a dedicated toll free number for survivors who are eligible for TSA to call and find a hotel and request accessible transportation (if needed) from their shelter to the hotel. Please note: Hotels participate in the TSA program independently and may have to honor previous reservations.

The number is 866-863-8673. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, seven days/week.  

City Hotel Program

November 28, 2012
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Information about FEMA Determination Letters

If survivors receive a letter from FEMA saying that they are ineligible for assistance, make sure they read the letter very carefully.  They may need to provide further information or documentation in order to qualify. The letter will explain exactly what additional information is needed. They may still be approved for help from FEMA.  They may also receive a letter from FEMA stating they were ineligible simply because they did not yet received a settlement from their insurance carrier.

If a determination letter is received stating that they are ineligible and they believe an error was made, they have the right to file an appeal. 

Appeals may be made on any decision within 60 days of the date listed on the last decision letter.  

November 28, 2012
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