PUTNAM VALLEY — State Sen. Greg Ball said legislators will hold hearings early next month to investigate why it took utility companies as long as six days to restore power to homes and businesses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
If you are still without power six days after Tropical Storm Irene hit or had yours restored but still want to be heard on how the storm was handled, state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is holding a hearing in Putnam Valley tomorrow.
Senator Ball is requesting your support and your attendance in joining him for a press conference on this coming Saturday, September 3rd at 2 PM in Putnam Valley to announce that he will be holding a hearing on the response times and communication failures following Hurricane Irene. Senator Ball will also be calling on the full support of the Federal government through FEMA to support all of NY’s our towns and our citizens in response to this hurricane.
Please see the details of the press conference below and attached and please confirm your attendance and support.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster assistance is now available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Nassau, Westchester and Rensselaer counties as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene.
Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he plans to hold a hearing on the state and federal response to Tropical Storm Irene and questioned Rep. Nan Hayworth’s stance that disaster aid needs to be tied to cuts in federal spending.
Brewster, N.Y. – (09/01/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is demanding that New York’s Congressional delegation fight for immediate and full FEMA relief for the families and businesses devastated by Hurricane Irene, and expressed his disappointment in Congresswoman Nan Hayworth for putting politics before common sense.
Many times this summer people have looked out their car window at protests in New York City and asked, “Frack?” The controversy at Governor Cuomo’s office yesterday however was over the word: dSGEIS.
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is proposing legislation that would set up some rules and guidelines aimed at hydrofracking in New York state. Ball said he witnessed damage to private property during a tour of areas in Pennsylvania where hydrofracking for natural gas is occurring. His legislation is meant to protect property owners.
"I must commend first responders, community leaders, volunteers and law enforcement personnel for working together to bring dignity and order in the wake of this hard-hitting storm. Still, thousands of residents are without water and power, and therefore, without the basic opportunity to take care of their homes and families in dignity.