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Federal Disaster Relief

November 4, 2012
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STORM RECOVERY FROM BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dear Chamber Friend,

 

First and foremost, I pray that you are safe and have been able to resume normal activities following the massive storm that hit our area. As you know, Hurricane Sandy left behind a path of death and destruction. Flooding and downed trees destroyed property across Brooklyn and left hundreds of thousands without power for days.

 

As businesses across the borough continue to survey the damage, we at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce are here to help members impacted by the storm. All across the borough, small businesses are trying to pick up the pieces.

 

November 2, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Clean Up Health Tips

 · Drinking water---NYC tap water is safe to drink. If you don’t have water, the Department of Environmental Protection has water-on-the-go drinking water stations at six locations in Manhattan and will keep them open from 9am-5pm daily until power is restored:

o West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue

o East 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue

o West 14th Street and 8th Avenue

o Houston Street and 6th Avenue

o Canal Street and Centre Street

o Monroe Street· Food safety--Any food – including packaged food – that was touched by flood water should be thrown away. The flood water may contain sewage or other contamination. Any food that was not consistently refrigerated should be discarded.

November 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CITY: CLASSIFY GERRITSEN BEACH AS ZONE A

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday issued a request to Commissioner Joseph Bruno of the New York City Office of Emergency Management, asking that Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, that he represents in the New York State Senate, be reclassified as a Zone A for evacuation declarations.

 

Senator Golden’s request is that the Office of Emergency Management immediately conduct the necessary review in order that a formal change from a Zone B to a Zone A for flooding evacuation purposes be implemented.

 

November 2, 2012
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Updates on Hurricane Status from Mayor's Office Wednesday at 4:30pm

Dear Elected Official:

 

Today Mayor Bloomberg updated New Yorkers on the efforts to get our city up and running after Hurricane Sandy.

 

Our two biggest challenges remain getting the power grid and transportation systems fully operational again. However we are making progress and are working around the clock.

 

FDNY is still conducting search and recovery operations in the areas hardest hit by the storm, particularly in the Rockaways. The number of confirmed deaths from the storm is now at 26.

 

Here are the latest details on the response and recovery:

 

Schools:

 

· Schools will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday.

 

 

Roadways:

October 31, 2012
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Information on FEMA Disaster Assistance from OEM

Anyone affected by Sandy, including homeowners, renters, and businesses, should call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (FEMA) or visit disasterassistance.gov to register for federal disaster assistance.

 

Before you call, be sure to have the following information ready:

 

-Address of affected property

-Insurance information

-Social Security #

Also, keep photos of damage and receipts from disaster-related expenses if you have them availabl

October 30, 2012
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American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Report: October 29, 2012

 

As Sandy continues to move toward the Northeast, with hurricane-force winds extending more than 100 miles per hour from the center, the American Red Cross continues to mobilize resources and workers across the Greater New York Region to help those in our area who are being affected by this massive storm.

 

In anticipation of Sandy making landfall in our area, the American Red Cross has been mobilizing hundreds of disaster responders, positioning relief supplies and working closely with government and community partners in preparation for a large-scale response.

Last night the Red Cross operated 20 shelters across our region with more than 700 people seeking refuge.

October 29, 2012
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Updates on Hurricane Status from Mayor's Office

Dear Elected Official:

 

Here are your key updates --

· The storm has arrived and will get increasingly dangerous over the coming hours.

· For anyone still in Zone A: now is the time to leave. Find a safe place for the duration of the storm.

· Schools will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday).

· Some flooding has already begun and New York City is under a coastal flood warning until 3pm on Tuesday and a high wind warning until 6pm on Tuesday.

· Mass transit is completely suspended across the city.

· Road closures and slowdowns are in effect at a number of bridges, tunnels, and highways in all five boroughs.

· City parks and beaches are closed.

October 29, 2012
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Message From Captain DiBlasio of the 68th Precinct

Dear Community Members,

 

As the day goes on the weather conditions will continue to intensify. There will be heavy rains and heavy winds. It will be dangerous to be outside.

 

Trees, limbs, and power lines can come down. Debris will be flying around. There could be flooding and there could be power outages.

 

The 68th Precinct is here to help you- but it is important that everyone acts wisely. Please stay away from the shoreline (69th Street Pier, Shore Road bike/walking path, and the Belt Parkway bike/walking path). The 69th Street Pier is now closed.

 

Do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary. Do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary.

 

October 29, 2012
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Greetings from the 61st Precinct Commanding Officer:

I would like to thank everyone for their support and cooperation during the past few days. I would also like to remind everyone that if they know of any critical care patients that may need immediate assistance, please call 911.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to update the community regarding street closures. Due to the rising water and flooding in the Sheepshead Bay area, Emmons Avenue will be closed in both the east bound and west bound directions. Motorists who must travel will be directed to use the Belt Parkway service roads (Shore Parkway).

 

October 29, 2012
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Closings for Hurricane Sandy

New York City public schools will be closed again tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

 

The Holland Tunnel and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closing today at 2 PM. There is no estimated time for reopening.

 

Information on Court closings can be found at: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/court-closings.shtm

October 29, 2012
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Con Edison On High Alert As Sandy Heads Toward New York

As Hurricane Sandy charges toward New York, Con Edison is closely monitoring its path and is preparing for electrical outages.

 

 

 

As of 10 a.m. today, the utility reported just over 3,600 customers without electrical power, mostly in Brooklyn. Company crews are working to restore power outages for as long as wind conditions remain safe to do so.

 

The company is also preparing for the possibility that it will have to shut down underground electrical equipment if the storm surge floods low-lying areas, such as parts of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Shutting down underground equipment may avoid extensive damage to company and customer equipment, and allow company crews to restore power to customers more quickly.

October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Update

Dear Elected Official:

This storm is changing quickly and this morning Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying coastal areas is necessary. This means that everyone in these areas must leave and go somewhere outside the evacuation zone.

In addition, New York City schools will be closed tomorrow.

Hurricane Sandy continues to be a dangerous storm. Storm surges are predicted to reach 6 to 11 feet which would result in flooding in these areas beginning tomorrow morning. We expect the peak of this surge will take place from late Monday into early Tuesday, and flooding continue throughout Tuesday. We also expect that gale force winds will commence around sunset this evening.

Areas in the Evacuation Zone:

October 28, 2012
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Greetings from the 61st Precinct Commanding Officer:

I would like to take this opportunity notify the community regarding the forecasted hurricane which may affect the area early next week. I am currently reviewing our hurricane contingency plan and I am closely monitoring the forecast for updates regarding potential safety issues, storm surges and potential property damage.

Residents in low-lying areas such as Manhattan Beach and Gerritsen Beach should be especially cautious and begin planning for possible extreme weather conditions and/or flooding.

October 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES $1.6 MILLION FOR SHORE ROAD PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) at his town hall meeting last night, announced that he has secured $1.6 million in capital funding to help beautify and improve the conditions of Shore Road Park. Senator Golden was joined by representatives of the Parks Department and the Shore Road Parks Conservancy in making the announcement.

 

The funding will support the construction of gated vistas in areas along Shore Road and give the Parks Department the ability to better maintain the acres of parkland. The funding will support clearing and digging in certain areas, allow for tree pruning and create pockets of new landscaping that will help to showcase the beauty of Shore Road Park.

 

October 25, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SECURES OVER $400,000 IN GRANTS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

Money to Improve Technology and Infrastructure at Local Schools

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has secured more than $400,000 in State funding for eight schools in his district to support infrastructure and technology requests made by the schools earlier this year.

 

Senator Golden will be awarding funding to the following schools:

 

Intermediate School 228 for laptops for special education classes

P.S./I.S. 229 for Smartboards and cameras

Intermediate School 259 – for a Laptop Cart

Public School 102 – for bathroom renovations

Public School 186 – for Smartboards

Intermediate School 201- for wiring of auditorium air conditioning system

October 24, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER PARTNER TO HOST CARDIAC HEALTH AND STROKE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden hosted a Cardiac Health and Stroke Prevention Symposium attended by almost 250 people, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, last night at SS Simon and Jude Parish Elementary School Auditorium located at 294 Avenue T.

 

Speakers included Dr. Razvan Buciuc, Chief of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Medicine.

 

October 23, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN DONATES $43,000 FOR A NEW EMERGENCY FIRE RESCUE VEHICLE FOR THE GERRITSEN BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this weekend attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department where he swore in the officers and surprised the crowd with an announcement of a new emergency fire rescue vehicle to commemorate the milestone.

 

Senator Golden announced that he has secured a grant in the amount of $43,000 to purchase a new emergency fire vehicle, sometimes referred to as an “Gator”, to assist the Department in rescue efforts.

 

October 22, 2012
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WALK AND FAIRYTALE FOREST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2012 Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

 

The 17th Annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, an apple orchard, a coloring contest and a costume contest. The event will also feature rides for the children, pony rides, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride, “The Batmobile” and “Dracula’s Food Court”.

 

October 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR ITALIAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE AT COMMUNITY AWARDS CELEBRATION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to host a community celebration and awards ceremony in honor of Italian Heritage Month to be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Athansius Auditorium, 6120 Bay Parkway in Brooklyn.

 

The honorees to be recognized by Senator Golden are Arthur Aidala, Dr. Harry DeMeo, New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Michael Gargiulo of WNBC’s Today in New York.

 

October 19, 2012
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