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Staten Island's Six FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open Thanksgiving Day

Staten Island's six FEMA disaster recovery centers will be operating from 8 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency  disaster recovery centers (DRCs) include a myriad of services for those who suffered losses during Hurricane Sandy. They include:

•Clarification of any written correspondence received.

•Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance.

•Small Business Association (SBA) program information if there is a SBA representative at the particular location.

•Guidance regarding disaster recovery.

•Housing assistance and rental resource information.

•Status of applications being processed by FEMA.

November 21, 2012
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Holiday Toy Drive for Staten Island Hurricane Victims

P.S. 36 and the Manfredi Auto Group are hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for Staten Island children. They are accepting new Christmas pajamas for all ages, new toys and gift cards up until Dec.20th. Please mail gift cards only to Manfredi Auto Group, 1591 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306. Gifts can be dropped at P.S.36 (255 Ionia Ave, Staten Island, N.Y. 10312) and all Manfredi Auto Groups.

November 20, 5:00 PM - December 20, 5:00 PM
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Community Health Action's Mobile Health Unit Stationed at Senator Lanza's Relief Headquarters

Staffed with social service workers & volunteer medical personnel, mobile unit will offer free flu shots, tetanus vaccines, blood pressure readings & medical needs assessments

November 20, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hurricane Sandy Service Update from Verizon

Hurricane Sandy Service Update from Verizon:

Verizon’s Steady Service Restoral Continues for New Jersey, New York City, Long Island Customers 

Company Technicians Have Completed 411,000 Repairs Since Sandy’s Oct. 29 Landfall 

Verizon Providing Credits for Landline Customers Who Have Reported Out-of-Service Condition Related to Hurricane Sandy

November 17, 2012
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POWER OUTAGE CHECKLIST: Minimize Food Loss and Keep Your Household as Comfortable as Possible During Prolonged Power Outages

 

For steps you can take to minimize food loss and keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible during prolonged power outages open the attached document or click here

 

November 17, 2012
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Repairing Your Flooded Home

The attached book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood.

November 17, 2012
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Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood

Getting prepared to return home after evacuating will keep you safer while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home.  Before returning to your home, ensure local officials have declared that it’s safe to enter and that you have the supplies you will need. Click here or open the attached document for important tips on returning to, inspecting and cleaning your home. 

 

November 17, 2012
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AMERICAN RED CROSS FIXED AND MOBILE SERVICE LOCATIONS ON STATEN ISLAND

See the lists below to find fixed feeding locations, fixed bulk distribution locations, and neighborhoods for mobile feeding and distribution.  Locations for mobile distribution of any kind are general areas; the vehicles will move throughout and identify where there is need.

November 17, 2012
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LOCATIONS OF RED CROSS EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES (Distributing meals, water & comfort kits)

The American Red Cross has Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground at various locations across Staten Island providing urgently needed meals, water and comfort kits to residents in need. Click here to find the list of Emergency Response Vehicle locations.

 

November 17, 2012
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Red Cross Distributing Emergency Materials on Staten Island Saturday & Sunday

The American Red Cross is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers this weekend to hand out tens of thousands of bags containing emergency relief supplies to families in New York City affected by Hurricane Sandy.

November 16, 2012
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LANZA'S HURRICANE RELIEF HEADQUARTERS PROVIDING HOT MEALS EVERY DAY AT NOON BEGINNING TOMORROW (11/17 - 11/21)

Senator Lanza's Hurricane Relief Headquarters, located at 4212 Hylan Blvd., will be distributing hot meals, provided by the American Red Cross, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17th and continuing through Wednesday, Nov 21. Stop by any time after 12 noon to pick up a hot meal.

November 16, 2012
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Help Bring Tide's Mobile Laundromat Service to Staten Island

It has come to my attention that Tide is helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy through their wonderful “Loads of Hope” program.

November 16, 2012
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Red Cross Efforts on Staten Island

I received the following update from The Red Cross today: The Red Cross has provided the following services in Staten Island:

Tuesday, November 13:

24,841             meals and snacks served to residents            

November 15, 2012
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November 14, 2012
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City Unveils "NYC Restore" to Provide One-stop Locations for City Recovery Services and Federal Disaster Relief

City officials today unveiled NYC Restore, a comprehensive new initiative to provide one-stop locations for City recovery services and federal disaster relief.  The seven new Restoration Centers opening across the city this week will connect impacted residents and businesses with financial, health, environmental, nutritional and residential services, as well as FEMA reimbursement processing.

November 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY SANDY

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy.

November 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that FEMA will issue Emergency Assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will bring in contractors in order to perform basic repairs so that residents can return to their homes while more long term repairs are in progress. Only residents in the federally-declared declared counties are eligible to participate in this program. Homeowners in these localities who want to apply for assistance should contact their county or local officials to receive contractor support.

November 14, 2012
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November 14, 2012
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