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Local Red Hook Business Owner Stands by Migitigated Wall

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Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 -- Brian Robbins, owner of Cornell Paper and Box Company, Inc., stands next to his business which abuts Upper New York Bay.  Robbins took the initiative to mitigate  his property by building a bulk head wall to protect his property from storm surge.  Although Robbins building was flooded due to Hurricane Sandy,  he said that without the mitigation steps, he would have lost his whole building.  Business impacted by the storm may contact the Small Business Administration (SBA) for  low-interest disaster loans  at all New York State/FEMA disaster recovery centers and  18 SBA business recovery centers. To locate the nearest business recovery center, visit www.sba.gov or  call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339.). Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA's secure website at  https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA
Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 -- Brian Robbins, owner of Cornell Paper and Box Company, Inc., stands next to his business which abuts Upper New York Bay. Robbins took the initiative to mitigate his property by building a bulk head wall to protect his property from storm surge. Although Robbins building was flooded due to Hurricane Sandy, he said that without the mitigation steps, he would have lost his whole building. Business impacted by the storm may contact the Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest disaster loans at all New York State/FEMA disaster recovery centers and 18 SBA business recovery centers. To locate the nearest business recovery center, visit www.sba.gov or call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339.). Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA's secure website at https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA - Location: Brooklyn, NY
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