The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island and the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster created a resource guide to aid individuals who want to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Download the PDF below and share this post so that we can maximize the good! #TexasStrong
Hurricane Harvey- How to Help Resource (1).
The Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LIVOAD) is holding their next meeting on Thursday, September 29 at the United Way in Deer Park. Join us as we will be discussing the creation of the LIVOAD’s virtual platform and meet the new LIVOAD coordinator, Jacqueline Ratner! Attendees will also be treated to a tour of BeReadyLI, a collaboration between PSEG and 2-1-1. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 am and the meeting starts promptly at 9 am.
Please review the LIVOAD Memorandum of Understanding fort the signature by your Executive Director. You may scan, e-mail or bring the signed MOU on September 29th.
To RSVP for this meeting, click here.
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at United Way
819 Grand Blvd, Deer Park, NY 11729
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The Northern Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, is right around the corner, and the 2016 hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012 – the year that Superstorm Sandy hit Long Island.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that “it only takes one storm to change your life and community”, and so this week – Hurricane Preparedness Week – NOAA offers daily tips focusing on specific preparedness measures everyone should take.
Sunday, May 15: Determine your risk
Monday, May 16: Develop an evacuation plan
Tuesday, May 17: Secure an insurance check-up
Wednesday, May 18: Assemble disaster supplies
Thursday, May 19: Strengthen your home
Friday, May 20: Identify your trusted source of information for a hurricane event
Saturday, May 21: Complete your written hurricane plan
NOAA also offers pre-written text as well as images that you can share on your social media platforms. View them by clicking here. An example of their shareable content, “5 Things to Know About Hurricane Hazard Risks” is embedded below.
Additionally, PSEG Long Island’s Storm Center website provides additional information on how to prepare your home and family, how to prepare your business, severe weather tips, and more, which you can read by clicking here.
The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery recently announced that the NY Rising Single Family Homeowner Program will be closing the opt-in program for Optional Items, through which current applicants can apply for optional mitigation measures for their homes (elevation, optional mitigation and bulkhead). Subsequent additional deadlines are now also in place, requiring homeowners to submit necessary documentation related to the opt-in program.
Applicants who have any questions, or would like to opt-in for additional measures can contact their Customer Representative or call 516-830-4949.
For more information about the Single Family Homeowner Program, please click here.
In compliance with laws passed in 2015, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery released their first legislative quarterly report for the fourth quarter of 2015. The report, submitted to the state Assembly and Senate, provides data outlining progress made in their NY Rising Housing Recovery, Small Business and Community Reconstruction Programs.
Specifically related to the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, the state released the following data for Nassau and Suffolk Counties:
Based on this, less than one fifth of eligible Nassau and Suffolk County cases have been closed.
The full legislative report can be found by clicking here.
Newsday also provided coverage of this report here.
Policyholders who submitted a flood insurance claim following Sandy have the opportunity to have their file reviewed if they feel that they were underpaid. FEMA reopened this review process after engineering firms were found to have altered or falsified documents to intentionally underpay policyholders.
The deadline to opt in to this process is tomorrow, October 15.
For more information, or to submit a request for a review, please click here.