Storm Recovery Resources
The Nassau Library System has put together a page of Storm Recovery Resources addressing such topics as federal help, FEMA assistance, New York State assistance, Nassau County emergency management, travel information, flood information and more.
Please click on the link to access these resources storm-related resources.
- Long Island Business News online has put together a list of resources for businesses struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. You can find it here.
- The New York State Empire Development site provide resources for disaster relief for businesses.
- 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, local governments as well as non-profit organizations. Visit the senator’s site to access links for temporary relief.
- 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.
- United States Department of Health and Human Service provides health-related services from federal government agencies.
State and Local Governments
- The New York State Department of Financial Services is available at Cedar Creek Park daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 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.
- New York State Office of Emergency Management offers Hurricane Sandy hotline links and numbers.
- Visit the Nassau County government site for additional assistance.
- The New York State Department of Labor has information regarding temporary employment opportunities for job seekers affected by the storm.
- If you live or work in one of the counties declared a disaster area and lost your job as a result of Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) relief. You may qualify even if you would not normally be able to get unemployment insurance benefits.
- Other information from the New York State Department of Labor regarding Hurricane Sandy for both individuals and businesses can be found here.