Help After Hurricane Sandy
Newspapers, television, and radio have been reporting on where homeowners and businesses can find help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Here are some websites and other information you may find useful.
Senator Gillibrand has provided a report: A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding: How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process. This guide provides information for disaster assistance grants, loans, tax credits, and contacts for federal, state, and local government as well as non-profit organizations. Visit the senator's site to access links for temporary relief and a link to the Guide.
Visit the IRS Newsroom for current information for tax relief including how “Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Sandy Victims.”
The IRS has specific information for tax credits and relief for New York Businesses and individuals.
New York State Empire Development site provide resources for disaster relief for businesses.
The New York State Department of Financial Services is available at Cedar Creek Park daily from 8am to 8pm to offer residents advice on how to file an insurance claim for property damage from Hurricane Sandy. Cedar Creek Park is in Seaford on Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue.
Visit the Nassau County government site for additional assistance. http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/hurricane/MegaRecoveryCenter.html
United States Department of Health and Human Service provides health related services from federal government agencies
New York State Office of Emergency Management offers Hurricane Sandy hotline links and numbers.
Also, the Town of Hempstead's Building Department will have a mobile office at Rath Park, 849 Fenworth Blvd., in Franklin Square, from Noon to 6 PM on Friday, December 7, to answer questions, provide permit applications, and discuss regulations.
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
FEMA Disaster Assistance Hotline 800-621-3362
LIPA (To report an outage) 800-490-0075
National Grid (To report gas leaks) 800-490-0045
NYS Governor's Hurricane Helpline 888-769-7243
NYS Attorney General's Office 800-771-7755
Hempstead Town Helpline (Daytime) 516-489-6000
Main Switchboard (After hours) 516-489-5000
Nassau County Emergency Management 516-573-0636
Recharging Phones and Spirits at the Floral Park Library
As soon as the Library reopened after Hurricane Sandy, we were packed to the rafters with families and individuals looking for light, heat, and a place to charge their cellphones and laptops. We had 50+ charging stations around the library's main floor and community room to accommodate all who came.
Flu Shot Location
Those looking to get a flu shot but don't know where to go may do so by entering their zip code at http://www.flu.gov/prevention-vaccination/vaccination/index.html.
Flu season peaks in January and February, but it's not too late to get your shot in December and January.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. There are so many reasons to get a library card. The card enables you to borrow all our circulating books, CDs, DVDs, and museum passes, request and renew materials online, have access 24/7 to nearly all our electronic resources and databases from home, download ebooks to your e-reader or audiobooks to your MP3 player or other mobile devices, and more. Best of all, it's FREE! Click on "About the Library," then choose "How to Get a Library Card" or just stop in.