Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) has been appointed to the New York State Senate’s Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery. Senator Fuschillo was appointed to the task force by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre).
Members of the bipartisan task force will play a pivotal role in developing the short and long-term plans that will help communities affected by the storm to get back on their feet. The task force, which is comprised of members from Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley, has three major goals:
· Identify areas most in need of recovery assistance.
· Review rebuilding and storm planning policies to remove roadblocks and ensure better storm-preparedness.
· Develop legislative solutions that will implement the forthcoming recommendations made by the NYS 2100 Commission, the NYS Respond Commission and the NYS Ready Commission – all established by Governor Cuomo in November.
Senator Fuschillo said, "Hurricane Sandy was one of the worst natural disasters in New York State's history. Thousands of my constituents sustained severe damage to their homes and businesses; some lost everything they had. For the communities affected by this storm, the rebuilding and recovery process needs to happen as quickly and efficiently as possible. I look forward to working with my colleagues to help our communities recover from this devastating storm and improve New York's ability to prepare and respond to future disasters."