John L. Sampson's posts related to National Disasters

Statement from Senator Sampson regarding Hurricane Sandy

I write today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one of the most devastating natural disasters that New York City has ever faced.  I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones during the storm.  I would also like to publicly thank the brave men and women of the New York City Police and Fire Departments as well as first responders throughout the area for their valiant efforts during the hurricane.  I have no doubt that without their heroism and dedication our losses would have been much higher.


ConEdison UPDATE

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Hurricane Sandy SHELTER UPDATE:

If you need to seek shelter during the aftermath please visit your nearest shelter in BROOKLYN:

NYC Technical College, at 300 Jay St.


UPDATE : NYC Department of Environmental Protection on NYC Tap Water

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that NYC tap water is safe to drink and prepare food with. 


Recovering Financially

In addition to the physical and emotional impact of a disaster, you may also face financial challenges in the days, weeks and even months or years ahead. Of course, ensuring your family’s physical safety is your first priority.


Hurricane Sandy ROADWAY UPDATE:

Governor Cuomo Announces National Guard to Deliver One Million Meals to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Albany, NY (November 1, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the National Guard with FEMA will deliver one million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Delivery to parts of Lower Manhattan, affected areas in Brooklyn and Queens, including the Rockaways will start today.



Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor Assistance

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor AssistanceIf you have flood insurance, you should file a claim as quickly as you can. Contact the New York State Department of Financial Services Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit the website for more information on disaster relief resources: Since Hurricane Sandy was declared a federal disaster, you can also apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at