Family Service League, one of Long Island’s largest non-profit human services agencies, is offering crisis intervention counseling and information and referral services to individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Professional counselors are available to listen and offer suggestions as how to cope with the situation at the following locations or by telephone:
Riverhead Family Center: 631-369-0104; 208 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Iovino South Shore Family Center: 631-647-3100; 1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Impacted residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can apply for federal assistance. Affected residents must register with FEMA by phone or online to access that aid. To register by phone, residents can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is 1-800-462-7585. The line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days per week. To register online, applications may be completed at www.disasterassistance.gov.
November 7, 2012
NEW YORK CITY, NY Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open today to provide information and help for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of help available to storm survivors.
Bethpage, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County, FEMA, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross are distributing food and drinks to thousands of residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DAILY. County Shelters and Warming Centers remain open to the public.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Red Cross have opened the following locations for residents to take shelter:
· Nassau Community College, Building P
· Levittown Memorial High School, 150 Abbey Lane
November 8, 2012, Yaphank, NY - In a coordinated regional effort designed to better manage and ease the current fuel challenges, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced a plan today to institute a fuel management system in both Suffolk and Nassau counties that will go into effect at 5:00am Friday, November 9, 2012. This temporary policy will require gas stations to sell fuel only to drivers with vehicles bearing license plate numbers that correlate in odd/even terms with the day of the month in accordance with the following requirements:
MTA Long Island Rail Road will be restoring train service between Speonk and Montauk on Wednesday, November 7. In returning train service to the eastern portion of the Montauk Branch, a number of grade crossing gates will be powered by generators due to local power outages.
New Yorkers with legal problems related to Superstorm Sandy can receive free advice from volunteer lawyers through a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, President Seymour W. James, Jr. announced today.
"We know there will be a great need for legal assistance in the coming weeks," said James (The Legal Aid Society in New York City). "We are grateful to attorneys who go above and beyond to serve their communities."