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Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Sent: 11/14/2012 5:15:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY SANDY

Long Island Business Owner,

 

We continue to identify programs to assist in your recovery from Hurricane Sandy.  Below please find an announcement made today by Governor Andrew  Cuomo of a New York State program that has been developed to provide immediate financial assistance.  If you are interested, please access the information form on the ESD website (www.esd.ny.gov/StormRecovery.asp) and you will be provided with further instructions by email.

 

Assistance will be available at the Small Business Development Centers located at Farmingdale State College (www.farmingdale.edu/sbdc)and Stony Brook University (www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc) as well as at their temporary Hurricane Sandy locations including Islip, Massapequa and Baldwin.

 

We continue to identify programs to alleviate the financial impacts of this recent event and wish to remain in regular contact with affected LI businesses.

 

Andrea Lohneiss

Long Island Regional Director, ESD

150 Motor Parkway, Suite 311

Hauppauge, NY  11788
 

Assistance Information

  • The Phobia and Trauma Clinic at Hofstra University is offering free counseling and therapeutic services for Long Islanders who have suffered loss and hardship as a result of Sandy.  For more information, call 516-463-5660.
     
  • The Suffolk County Water Authority is suggesting its customers who expect to have their power and heat off for an extended period of time have their water turned off temporarily to prevent pipes from freezing.  All water restoration fees will be waived for SCWA customers who call by Dec. 1.  Residents should call the authority's customer service office at 631-698-9500.
     
  • Suffolk County is hiring temporary workers to assist in restoration.  Workers who temporarily or permanently lost employment because of the storm, are unemployed or displaced may be eligible for work including debris removal, roadway clearing and building or grounds cleanup.  The work would be for 35 hours per week, with pay of 14.89 per hour and may last as long as 12 weeks.  For more information, call 631-853-6600 or go to the employment center in Hauppauge with two forms of identification.
     
  • New York State has extended time for Department of Motor Vehicles renewals, tax filings and payments, and bond payments for residents and businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and in New York City.

FEMA - Disaster Recovery Centers - Applications & Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has activated its transitional shelter program, which allows those who cannot return to their homes because of storm damage to stay in participating hotels, motels, or other housing.  You must first register with FEMA at a recovery center, by calling 800-621-3362 or by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
 

Suffolk County

  • Disaster relief applications will be accepted at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in the H. Lee Dennison Bldg. in Hauppauge from 7 AM to 7 PM.

  • Islip Emergency Operations Center, Islip

  • Mastic Recreation Center, Mastic

  • Lindenhurst Library, Lindenhurst

  • Suffolk County Center, Riverhead

Nassau County

  • Disaster relief applications will be accepted at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in the Nassau Community College in Garden City from 8 AM to 8 PM.

  • Long Beach Recreation Center and Ice Arena

  • Island Park Village Hall

  • New Cassel Community Center Garden, Westbury

  • Cedar Creek Park, Seaford

Electric & Gas Assistance

Electrical outages need to be reported to LIPA at
800-490-0075
or by going online to lipower.org
or by texting OUT to 695472.
Gas leaks need to be reported to the National Grid at
800-490-0045.
National Grid online: National Grid Long Island

Suffolk County Police 1st Precinct Curfew

As of Friday 11/2/2012 Suffolk Police have implemented a new curfew in the areas of the First Precinct in the Town of Babylon.

The SCPD will be enforcing a curfew from dusk until dawn beginning, November 2, and continuing until further notice in areas of the First Precinct.

Police officials said motorists and pedestrians are prohibited South of Montauk Highway in Babylon Village, Lindenhurst and Copiague.

Montauk Highway, and areas North of Montauk Highway, will remain open, police added.

Police also said anyone who disregards this curfew will be subject to arrest.
Police added this was to protect residents and prevent gawkers and people looking to capitalize on vacant homes from heading South of Montauk.

Small Business Assistance - SBDC

The Town of Babylon recognizes that many businesses in our community will be faced with severe hardships in the coming days, weeks and months. We are pleased to announce that the New York State Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College has partnered with the Town to provide a Small Business Counselor on-site at Babylon Town Hall to assist small businesses with their needs at this time, including damage documentation and paperwork preparation.

A Counselor will be available from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Monday 11/5, Wednesday 11/7, Thursday 11/8 and Friday 11/9 at Babylon Town Hall, 200 E Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst in the Town Board Room.

Please bring a laptop if you have one.

FEMA Disaster Assistance Recovery Centers

FEMA
Anyone inquiring about FEMA aid should first contact their homeowners and flood insurance companies.  They also need to document any work they are doing to their residences before meeting with FEMA.  You will need to show what the status of your residence was before Sandy, what damage occurred, and what you have done to correct the problems.  You will need all paperwork for your dwelling, and its contents.  Failure to do this may result in additional delays or issues with your damage assistance and/or insurance claims.

They can then register with FEMA through their website at disasterassistance.gov or calling them directly at 1-800-621-3362.

In an effort to provide easy access to a variety of local and federal benefits and services, County Executive Bellone has established five fixed based emergency Disaster Recovery Centers and a mobile unit in collaboration with FEMA where residents can go for information about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs.

Hours of all fixed based FEMA Disaster Assistance Recovery Centers are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. & run seven days a week.

FEMA representatives are on hand to assist residents in filling out FEMA applications, answer any questions and provide lists of resources. Additionally, there are also Small Business representatives, as well as County representatives from the offices of the Department of Health, Economic Development, Labor, Social Services, and Transitional Housing.

Nassau County Locations

Nassau Community College
Student Union Building
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd,
Uniondale, NY 11553
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily (Monday thru Sunday)

Nassau County - Other Locations
New Cassel Community Center Garden
141 Garden St.
Westbury, NY 11590
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily (Monday thru Sunday)

Suffolk County Locations

H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Riverhead County Center
300 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Suffolk County - Other Locations
Lindenhurst Public Library
1 Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily (Monday thru Sunday) through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Mastic Rec. Center
15 Herkimer St,
Mastic,
 
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily (Monday thru Sunday) through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Islip Town Annex
400 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily (Monday thru Sunday) through Tuesday, Dec. 4

Important Superstorm Sandy Info for Town of Babylon Residents                                     11/26/2012
Important Electrical Safety Information for Residents South of Montauk Highway
If your home has been affected by flooding, or if you're uncertain whether your home has been affected by flooding, you should take immediate steps to have your electrical system checked by a licensed electrical contractor as soon as possible. Make any necessary repairs suggested by the contractor.
Click here for important information about your electrical system.

Oil Cleanup Information from the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Many residents whose homes were flooded during Superstorm Sandy also had their heating oil tanks flooded or damaged, releasing oil that contaminated their home or property and have cleanup questions. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has put together information regarding oil cleanup.
Click here to view the NYS DEC Information for Homeowners and Insurance Companies
For further information, please view this letter.

Household Hazardous Waste
Supervisor Rich Schaffer, in cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has announced a special curbside collection of hazardous waste starting Monday, November 12 in the Hurricane Sandy affected flood areas of the Town of Babylon, which for the most part are all the areas of the Town south of Montauk Highway. The program will run until all materials have been picked up or drop off. Click here for important detailed information about the program.

FEMA
Anyone inquiring about FEMA aid should first contact their homeowners and flood insurance companies. They can then register with FEMA through their website at disasterassistance.gov or calling them directly at 1-800-621-3362.

In an effort to provide easy access to a variety of local and federal benefits and services, County Executive Bellone has established five fixed based emergency Disaster Recovery Centers and a mobile unit in collaboration with FEMA where residents can go for information about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs.

Hours of all fixed based FEMA Disaster Assistance Recovery Centers are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. & run seven days a week.

FEMA representatives are on hand to assist residents in filling out FEMA applications, answer any questions and provide lists of resources. Additionally, there are also Small Business representatives, as well as County representatives from the offices of the Department of Health, Economic Development, Labor, Social Services, and Transitional Housing.

Locations until 12/4/2012:
Lindenhurst Public Library – 1 Lee Street, Lindenhurst
H. Lee Dennison – 100 Vet’s Highway, Hauppauge
Islip Town Annex – 400 Main Street, Islip
Mastic Rec. Center – 15 Herkimer St, Mastic
Suffolk County Center – 300 Center Drive, Riverhead

Suffolk County Emergency Shelter Hotline is OPEN!

For those displaced by Super Storm Sandy, Suffolk County has established temporary emergency shelter accommodations in cooperation with New York Institute of Technology. For those who have been displaced by Sandy and have need of emergency shelter, Suffolk County has established a HOTLINE dedicated to assisting residents with these shelter needs.

Residents can call (631) 504-6853. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 Days a Week.

FEMA Sheltering & TEMPORARY Essential Power (STEP)
In addition to the County’s TEMPORARY emergency shelter program, FEMA has established the STEP program in conjunction with Suffolk County, which will help people get back into their homes more quickly and safely.

STEP assists in performing temporary repairs to restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences. STEP is intended to help residents to shelter ‘in place” in their homes pending more permanent repairs.

For STEP, Residents Can Call 2-1-1, between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 Days a Week.

Suffolk County Water Authority
The SCWA is offering free well testing in its service area to Suffolk County residents using private wells who want to make sure their water supply was not affected by Superstorm Sandy. Click here for more information.

Copiague Chamber of Commerce Relief Fund

The Copiague Chamber of Commerce has setup a relief fund for victims of Sandy Copiague, including the American Venice. Monetary donations will go directly to those who have suffered a tremendous loss due to this horrific storm. http://www.copiaguechamber.org/news/relief-sandy-victims-copiague

Public Contact Numbers
LIPA - 1-800-490-0075
National Grid - 1-800-490-0045
Red Cross - (631) 423-0307
NYS DEC (to report an oil spill) - 1-800-457-7362
Town of Babylon - 311 or 957-TOWN (957-8696)

Important Websites

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management: http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov/
American Red Cross on Long Island: http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=long_island
FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/

Town of Babylon Storm Recovery Updates are available at:
Town Website: www.townofbabylon.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/townofbabylon 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/babylontown.ny 
 

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