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May 13, 2013
NEW YORK – People whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can get rebuilding advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation specialist. The specialists are knowledgeable about cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses. FEMA specialists will be in Suffolk County at Home Depot stores at 1881 Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore and 5025 Jericho Turnpike in Commack. They will also be available at the Lowe’s store in Suffolk County at 2796 Route 112 in Medford.
May 9, 2013
NEW YORK – People whose property was damaged or destroyed in Super Storm Sandy and are rebuilding can get advice from a FEMA specialist. Hazard Mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable in cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses will be dispensing guidance free of charge, compliments of FEMA.FEMA will staff tables at Home Depot stores in Suffolk County at 10 Gateway Blvd, Patchogue; and in Richmond County at 545 Targee St, Staten Island; and at a Lowe’s in Nassau County at 253-01 Rockaway Blvd, Rosedale.
May 8, 2013
Following a disaster, it is important for communities to not only rebuild, but to rebuild safer and smarter. Within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) helps communities rebuild smarter. Its main objectives are to inspect buildings and related infrastructure, conduct forensic engineering analyses to determine causes of structural failure and success, and recommend actions that state and local governments, the construction industry and building code organizations can take to reduce future damages and protect lives and property in hazard areas.
May 6, 2013
NEW YORK — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved $7 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Individual Assistance
May 3, 2013
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.19 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. Approximately 964 grants have been approved so far.
April 29, 2013
Looking back six months after Hurricane Sandy struck New York, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano reflects on how his community benefited from the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program. By Edward Mangano, Nassau County Executive
April 29, 2013
How much of an impact can a small group of volunteers make after a disaster? Last Wednesday, I had the honor of addressing the Hurricane Sandy Champions of Change – a group of “ordinary” people who did (and are still doing) extraordinary things to help those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Many of them suffered damage to their homes and businesses as a result of the storm, but continued to fulfill the needs they saw in their communities.
April 26, 2013
Disaster Recovery Centers transitioning to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
NEW YORK – Four Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties will become Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 1. The centers, operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 26, 2013
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors have until April 30 to visit four Disaster Recovery Centers in New York City. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to provide:
April 25, 2013
NEW YORK – In the six months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, significant progress has been made in New York’s recovery. Nearly all of the debris is gone. Many survivors have returned to their homes and repaired or replaced damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses are reopening. Many public schools, libraries, community centers and other institutions have reopened, including New York University Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Coney Island Hospital.