We hope that everyone in our neighborhood and beyond is staying safe in the days following Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose health or homes were harmed by the storm. We at the CHCMC want to make available any resources we can offer in the rebuilding process. Below you will find information about transportation, reporting damage, assistance for those harmed by the storm, and volunteering opportunities. The city continues to provide updates on school closings, transportation, emergency shelters and food, and more here.
For all the latest updates on transit service check www.mta.info
President Obama has pledged that the federal government will support New York City and other devastated areas in the wake of Sandy. Disaster Assistance can cover rent for temporary housing, grants for home repair, grants to meet medical and other disaster-related needs, unemployment payments, and more.
- To apply for Disaster Assistance: Call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY for the Deaf: 800-462-7585) The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice. Or apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Smartphone users can visit: m.fema.gov.
- You can report damage to your home or business sustained from Sandy here. Be prepared to answer questions about the extent of your property’s damage.
- Many people will qualify for emergency food stamps under the “Disaster” program. Please call 718-557-1339 for more information.
To report non-emergencies like fallen trees: call 311, text 311-692, or report online here.
To report downed wires: call ConEd at (800) 75-CONED
The Mayor’s Office is instructing New Yorkers who want to volunteer to email your name and borough to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Occupy movement has also created a site to mobilize volunteers called “Occupy Sandy Relief,” click here to register to volunteer with them.
We will have a collection box in front of our office TODAY, Friday 11/2, to collect supplies for donation to the Red Hook Initiative, helping the recovery process in the damaged neighborhood.