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  • #16
    Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

    New York


    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=769><TBODY><TR><TD width=769><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=769 bgColor=#ffffff><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff width=569><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=569 bgColor=#ffffff><TBODY><TR><TD width=569 align=left>Find Overnight Warm Shelter location list</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD width=20></TD><TD width=180 align=center></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD width=769 border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff vAlign=top width="100%" align=left><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD width=20></TD><TD vAlign=top><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left><TABLE id=content_table class=tsize_s border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width="100%"><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD>
    Updated: 11/4/2012 at 1:10 PM
    Bus pickups are available 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday. Please check back for additional updates.
    MANHATTAN
    WARM SHELTER
    George Washington High School, 549 Audubon Avenue between Fort George Avenue and West 193rd Street
    BUS PICKUP
    Seward Park High School, 350 Grand Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets
    QUEENS
    WARM SHELTER
    Hillcrest High School, 160-05 Hillcrest Avenue between 160th and 161st Streets
    BUS PICKUP
    Waldbaum's, 112-15 Beach Channel Drive near Wainwright Court and Beach 116th Street
    Fort Tilden Park at Beach Channel Boulevard
    BROOKLYN
    WARM SHELTER
    John Jay High School, 237 Seventh Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets
    BUS PICKUP
    MCU Park Parking Lot, 1904 Surf Avenue at West 17th Street
    STATEN ISLAND
    WARM SHELTER
    Tottenville High School, 100 Luten Avenue between Deisius and Billiou Streets
    BUS PICK UP
    Miller Field, 600 New Dorp Lane at Weed Avenue
    Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Boulevard at Sharrotts Road</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/20...t_shelter.html</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #17
      Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

      New York City


      In Our Schools Today

      School Relocation Information

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      Find your school

      Use this tool to get information about your school for next week. For information on District 75 schools, please see the lists below in Schools that will be closed for students on Monday and Schools to be temporarily relocated.
      Check School Status
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      Note: the information on this page was updated at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.

      While the vast majority of students across the city will report to their home schools on Monday morning, November 5, there will be schools that will be relocated temporarily in other buildings because of significant damage to their home building, some that have no power, and others that are still serving as shelter sites.


      Schools that will be closed for students on Monday

      Here is a list of schools that will be closed on Monday for students. Teachers, please check the list or the search tool at the top of this page to learn about reporting for Monday. (list in pdf format)

      Schools to be temporarily relocated


      Some schools will be relocated temporarily in other buildings because of significant damage to their home building. See this list for details. (list in pdf format)
      • In some instances impacted schools are being sited across several schools, i.e., Kindergarten through grade 2 at one receiving school, grades 3-5 at another.
      • Students in these schools will not attend class on Monday, November 5 or Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day), but will attend class at their new temporary location on Wednesday, November 7.
      • We are working with our busing companies to provide transportation for eligible students. We will provide updates early in the week.
      Schools without power

      • As of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, some schools do not have power restored. Neither students nor staff should report to school on Monday, November 5. This page will be updated as further information is available about when students and staff can report to school.
      Schools serving as shelter sites

      • Schools that will continue to host a shelter site on Monday, November 5 are not yet open for students. Students in these schools will not attend class on Monday, November 5 or Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day), but will return to school on Wednesday, November 7.
      • Staff should report to school on Monday, November 5, at their regular start time.
      Transportation for Staff and Students

      While every effort will be made to meet limited-time travel mandates, traffic jams and long rides are likely. Due to temporary arrangements resulting from Hurricane Sandy, please be aware of the following considerations for students with specialized transportation needs:
      • There may be limited availability of mandated support staff such as paraprofessionals, attendants, and nurses
      • Direct communications with buses will be limited
      • It is possible that mandated medical equipment will be unavailable on some routes
      • Schools should advise parents to expect extended call-hold times for OPT and customer service
      • In cases where streets are impassable, pick-up locations may be changed
      • High school students will receive free MetroCards so they can travel to their new school locations.
      Principals should refer families with transportation issues to the OPT hotline: 718-392-8855

      Student Registration Procedures for Evacuees

      Students who have been displaced from their permanent residence can attend school near their temporary residence:
      • Elementary and middle school students can enroll at the zoned school for their new temporary residence. To find the zoned school for an address, visit schools.nyc.gov or call 311. If there is no zoned school for an address, you should visit an enrollment office. To find the enrollment office nearest you, visit schools.nyc.gov or call 311.
      • All displaced high school students should visit an enrollment office if they would like to enroll at a high school that is closer to their new residence.
      • Displaced students do not need to provide any documents in order to enroll.
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      Cancellations and/or rescheduled events

      This will be updated as more information becomes available.


      October 29 - November 2 Joint Public Hearings Postponed
      • The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) scheduled for this Saturday, November 3, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 17. Accommodations will be made for students with conflicts.
      • High school interviews, assessments and auditions scheduled for November 3-4 are canceled and will be rescheduled. LaGuardia High School auditions scheduled for November 3-4 will be rescheduled for November 10-11. Reminder: The SHSAT exam scheduled for Sunday, October 28, has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 18. Accommodations will be made for students with conflicts.
      • Frank Sinatra School auditions for this weekend for Queens students Saturday A-M and Sunday N-Z are rescheduled to November 10 + 11.
      • Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) has rescheduled Saturday auditions for November 10 (drama and vocal), and November 11 (musical theater and dance) for residents of Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Note location change: Dance auditions will be held at PPAS at 328 West 48 Street.
      • The SAT administration scheduled for this weekend (Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4), has been cancelled in public schools in the five boroughs of New York City. A makeup date has been scheduled for New York City public schools on Saturday, November 17 for the November 3 test-takers, and Sunday, November 18 for those test-takers who were scheduled to test on Sunday, November 4. Students can also go online and change their test date to a regularly scheduled December administration date.
      • GED examination scheduled for this weekend are canceled.
      • All Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) classes scheduled for Saturday are canceled.
      • All-City and Salute to Music programs scheduled for Saturday are canceled.
      • Due to the conditions created by Hurricane Sandy, some state-approved private preschool programs may not be open on Monday, November 5. If we have been unable to reach your child's pre-K provider to confirm they have power and are prepared to welcome back students, we are considering those programs effectively closed for Monday, November 5. A list of the programs that will not be open on Monday will be available on our web site later tonight. Friday and over the weekend, we will also make attempts to contact you using the phone information we have on file. Please contact your Committee on Pre-school Special Education (CPSE) administrator for more information, contact information is available here.
      http://schools.nyc.gov/Home/InOurSch.../cancellations
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #18
        Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

        STATEN ISLAND BOROUGH HALL
        10 RICHMOND TERRACE, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301
        DONATE MONEY TO HELP STATEN ISLAND

        The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has established an account earmarked solely for Staten Island hurricane relief.
        Those who wish to donate may visit tunneltotowers.org
        www.tunneltotowers.org
        Click on “Hurricane Sandy” then choose the amount of your donation as well as select “Staten Island” as the location you wish your money to benefit.

        You may also send a personal check made out to the
        T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, with “Staten Island”
        in the memo field, to :

        T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
        Tunnel to Towers Foundation
        2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306
        Read the press release
        IF YOU NEED DISASTER ASSISTANCE



        ...

        Call The FEMA Hotline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), but please be aware that they are experiencing heavy call volumes. FEMA is currently on the Island, and has established mobile DRCs (disaster relief centers) in Tottenville at Mt. Loretto, and at Miller Field in New Dorp, from 8:30 am-8 pm every day.
        When registering for disaster assistance, you are advised to have with you:
        -Your social security number

        -Proof of insurance, including:
        • home insurance
        • flood insurance
        • car insurance
        • or renters insurance, if any,
        including the name of your insurance company and your policy number
        -An immediate contact number where you can be reached, such as your cell phone if it is usable, or the phone number of the place where you are staying
        -Photos of your damaged property
        -Any and all receipts from purchases you have made in response to storm damage
        -Any other documentation you think will be helpful to FEMA officals when processing your claim--FEMA advises that it is better to have more documentation than less

        YOU CAN APPLY FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE ONLINE THROUGH FEMA AT: www.DisasterAssistance.gov

        More helpful links:
        FEMA and SBA Disaster Relief Procedures
        U.S. Small Business Admin: Disaster Loan Fact Sheet
        Disaster Loan Info. for Home Owners, Renters, Businesses of All Sizes

        The NYS Attorney General has provided the following links:
        Price Gauging
        Tips for Property Owners
        For more info from the NYS Attorney General,
        call 1-800-771-7755 or visit www.ag.ny.gov
        HOW YOU CAN HELP



        DONATING SUPPLIES:
        Non-perishable canned food in large (size 10) cans, bread, and fresh produce can be dropped off to:
        The Red Cross Kitchen (Veterans Rd. West in the Home Depot/Target shopping center parking lot)


        The most needed items for donation right now are cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and volunteers willing to serve in "cleaning teams" at damaged homes. Some other much needed items include:
        • Heavy Duty Brooms & Rakes
        • Work & Latex Gloves
        • Face Masks
        • Tarps
        • Plastic Storage Bins with Tops
        • Large Nylon Bags
        • Battery-Operated Lanterns
        • Packing Supplies
        • Bleach
          Plastic tables, plastic chairs and plastic sheeting are needed as residents attempt to sort out and salvage water-soaked personal possessions.
          These items may be dropped off to responders at:
        Mt. Loretto (6581 Hylan Blvd.)
        Miller Field (the entrance at Mill Rd. & New Dorp Ln.)

        BENEFIT DINNER FOR STATEN ISLAND:
        The Hilton Garden Inn will be holding a SI Hurricane Relief Benefit Dinner in Nicotra's Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30PM. More info on the benefit dinner.

        PARK CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
        The NYC Parks Department is organizing cleanups on a day to day basis through New York City. To find out how you can volunteer at these cleanups, including opportunities in Staten Island parks, please visit:
        www.nycgovparks.org

        HELP FOR STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES

        "A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding: How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process" compliments of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided instructions on how to clean up your office after a hurricane, such as how to remove drywall, clean surfaces, etc.
        Click here to read the guide

        The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given tips on recovering from a hurricane at: http://www.epa.gov/hurricanes/#recover_hurricane

        The New York Daily News has published a very helpful guide on how to file a hurricane-related insurance claim. Click here to read the full article.

        The New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYC EDC) has released a "Disaster Prep and Recovery" Guide and Powerpoint.
        Click here to read the guide.
        Click here to view the Powerpoint slides.

        FEMA: Business owners can fill out an online questionnaire to see which types of assistance they qualify for, and fill out an online application by visiting: http://www.disasterassistance.gov, or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.

        PERSONALIZED ASSISTANCE

        • Staten Island Economic Development Corp.
          If you have any questions about the type of relief available for your business, please call our office at 718-477-1400, we will help you navigate through the assistance available and put you in touch with the right people. If we can help directly, we will absolutely do so. Several of our SIEDC members are also willing to offer assistance, and many have already spent hours volunteering to help those in need.
        • Small Business Development Center
          To make an appointment to come right in and talk to someone about your business, and the help you may need you can contact Dean Balsamini at the Staten Island Small Business Development Center, located at the College of Staten Island (SISBDC) at 718-982-2560.
        • For any business in need of emergency assistance:
          The SBS Business Outreach Team and Emergency Response Unit's Large Scale Response Team will be deployed shortly to help all impacted small businesses. This team is currently on-call for any storm-related business inquiries and is closely coordinating with the NYC Office of Emergency Management. Please click this link, to contact an NYC Business Solutions Account Manager or call 311 and ask for NYC Business Solutions.
        • If you need to reach someone at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), please call their help hotline at 1-800-659-2955.
        http://www.statenislandusa.com/
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #19
          Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

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          List of Emergency Shelters for Hurricane Sandy New York City
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          Download the list in PDF

          As recovery efforts continue, we have consolidated Hurricane Sandy public shelters. Please see the current list of shelters below. If you have problems accessing this list, please call 311.
          <table border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr valign="top"> <td> Borough </td> <td> Location Name </td> <td> Address </td> <td>Population Served</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Bronx</td> <td>Lehman College</td> <td>250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10458</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Brooklyn</td> <td>Brooklyn Tech HS</td> <td>29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217</td> <td>Special Medical Needs Only</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Brooklyn</td> <td>FDR HS</td> <td>5800 20 Av, Brooklyn, NY 11204</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Brooklyn</td> <td>John Jay HS</td> <td>237 7 Av, Brooklyn, NY 11215</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Brooklyn</td> <td>Park Slope Armory </td> <td>361 15 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215</td> <td>Special Medical Needs Only</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Manhattan</td> <td>G. Washington HS</td> <td>549 Audubon Av, New York, NY 10040</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Manhattan</td> <td>HS of Graphic Arts</td> <td>439 W 49 St, New York, NY 10019</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Manhattan</td> <td>Hunter College</td> <td>695 Park Av, New York, NY 10065</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Manhattan</td> <td>John Jay College</td> <td>445 W 59 St, New York, NY 10019</td> <td>Special Medical Needs Only</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Manhattan </td> <td>Seward Park HS</td> <td>350 Grand St, New York, NY 10002</td> <td>Evacuation Center Only</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Queens</td> <td>Hillcrest HS</td> <td>160-05 Highland Av, Jamaica, NY 11432</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Queens</td> <td>Queens College</td> <td>65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Queens</td> <td>York College </td> <td>94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Staten Island</td> <td>Susan Wagner HS</td> <td>1200 Manor Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> <tr height="25"> <td height="25">Staten Island</td> <td>Tottenville HS</td> <td>100 Luten Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312</td> <td>All Populations</td> </tr> </tbody></table>



          http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/20..._shelters.html


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          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

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          • #20
            Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

            1st District Public Affairs
            U.S. Coast Guard

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            Media Advisory
            Date: Nov. 05, 2012
            U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
            Contact: Headquarters Public Affairs
            Office: (202) 372-4630

            Coast Guard provides hotline for missing, damaged vessels following Hurricane Sandy
            <TABLE style="WIDTH: 500px" border=0 align=center><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>Derelict vessels litter the shore of Great Kills Harbor, NY, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 3, 2012. Coast Guard Sector New York is working with local boat owners to locate missing vessels and provide salvage information in order to make affected waterways more navigable. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

            NEW YORK — Coast Guard Sector New York urges boat owners to contact the sector command center at 718-354-4120 to inquire or to provide information on any missing or derelict boats since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.

            The Coast Guard will not salvage vessels but will work with boat owners to locate their vessel or provide information for commercial salvage.

            http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/...urricane-Sandy
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #21
              Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

              New Jersey

              Storm Emergency Information:
              For Electric Service Restoration Information, please visit your Electric Utility Company’s website. Links to the company storm sites are listed below. Atlantic City Electric http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/emergency/
              Jersey Central Power & Light https://www.firstenergycorp.com/cont...wer_light.html
              Public Service Electric & Gas http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_se...info/index.jsp
              Orange & Rockland http://www.oru.com/energyandsafety/storms/index.html

              For Gas Service Restoration:
              Elizabethtown Gas Company http://www.elizabethtowngas.com/Home/ContactUs.aspx
              NJ Natural Gas Company http://www.njng.com/safety/emergency.asp
              Public Service Electric & Gas http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_se...info/index.jsp South Jersey Gas Company http://www.southjerseygas.com/natura...ther-tips.html

              For Water Restoration:
              Gordons Corner
              http://www.gordonscornerwater.com/
              New Jersey American Water
              http://amwater.com/njaw/customer-ser...ontact-us.html
              Middlesex Water
              http://www.middlesexwater.com/
              Aqua-NJ
              https://www.aquaamerica.com/NewJersey/Pages/Home.aspx
              United Water-NJ
              http://www.unitedwater.com/newjersey...r-service.aspx
              Shorelands
              http://www.shorelandswater.com/
              AC Sewer
              http://www.acsewerage.com/
              The regulated water and wastewater utilities and their phone numbers and also be found at:
              http://www.nj.gov/bpu/pdf/water/regulatedwater.pdf
              and
              http://www.nj.gov/bpu/pdf/water/regulatedwastewater.pdf

              Downed Power Lines
              Wires installed on utility poles carry electricity. And when wires are down, they are dangerous—electricity can still flow through them.

              Never assume that a downed power line is not energized, as it still could be "live."

              TO REPORT A DOWNED WIRE: Contact your local energy provider. Their information can be found here. They will ask for the nearest cross street or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires. The pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.

              The bottom line: Never go near or touch an electrical wire. Never go near or touch anything or anyone that has come in contact with an electrical wire.

              Stay at least 300 feet away from all downed wires--and keep others from going near them as well. Call your local energy provider or the police or fire department immediately.
              Any wire on the ground or hanging from a pole must be considered live and dangerous. Telephone and cable TV wires may be entangled with electric wires and must also be treated as live and dangerous.
              Be especially careful and try to avoid driving or parking a vehicle near downed wires. If downed wires are in the street, near the curb, or on the sidewalk, use extreme caution. Never drive over downed power lines.
               
              In the event that a wire comes down on a vehicle with passengers, stay in the vehicle until professional help arrives to safely remove you from the vehicle.
              o If you MUST get out of the vehicle because of fire or other life-threatening hazards, jump clear of the vehicle so that you do not touch any part of the car and the ground at the same time. Jump as far as possible away from the vehicle with both feet landing on the ground at the same time.
              o Once you clear the vehicle, shuffle away, with both feet on the ground, or hop away, with both feet landing on the ground at the same time. Do not run away from the vehicle as the electricity forms rings of different voltages. Running may cause your legs to "bridge" current from a higher ring to a lower voltage ring. This could result in a shock. Get a safe distance away.
              Never use water on an electric fire, burning vehicle or wire, or extend a pole or stick that can create a path through which the electricity can travel. Our human instinct is to reach out to help, but touching an individual who has been energized also provides a path through which electricity can travel. Having two people injured instead of one means that nobody can get help. Call 911 for help immediately.
              Do not attempt to cut or remove a tree that is, or could become, entangled with power lines. Contact your local energy company for assistance and wait for a professional tree removal crew to do the job. If you think the tree is dangerous, stay in a sheltered area away from the tree.
              Do not throw objects up into power lines, as this can cause short circuits that could result in injuries. This includes items you might not consider conductive, such as ropes and strings.
              Teach children never to play around electric equipment and never to touch power lines. They could be seriously injured or killed if they touch live electrical equipment.
              Look up! Always examine your surroundings for power line locations before doing any outside work.
              (Information was gathered from PSE&G’s website to provide these safety types http://www.pseg.com/home/index.jsp)

              The NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) is advising that you can stay informed about emergencies and disasters that are occurring in New Jersey, and what the NJOEM is doing to help NJ residents during adverse conditions. NJOEM uses a variety of public information tools to communicate emergency information, and also information regarding weather closings, early dismissals, delayed openings, etc.

              On the Web
              Use credible websites to get information about natural hazards and emergency preparedness.
              The NJOEM works closely with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center regarding storm
              predictions and forecasts.
              http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
              http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
              www.ready.nj.gov

              Social Media Social media and other advanced communications technologies are used by the NJOEM and by
              emergency managers statewide.
              11" system or if you can optin for email updates from
              municipal officials.
              "Like" the NJOEM on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, or subscribe to the NJ State Police (NJSP) on Nixle Connect.
              NJOEM on FB: www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
              NJOEM on Twitter: @NJOEM2010
              NJ State Police FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStatePolice
              NJSP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NJSP
              NIXLE New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at www.nixle.com.
              NJ Alert NJ Alert is a free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJ Office of Emergency Management officials to send Email or text messages to cell phones, and other email enabled devicesduring an emergency event. Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to: www.njalert.gov.
              CMAS
              the Community Mobile Alert System this nationwide system is now being employed by the National Weather Service to automatically transmit severe weather Warnings (but not Watches) to your cell phone. A warning means the hazard is imminent; a watch means conditions are favorable for the hazard to occur. Your cellphone must be WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) enabled to receive these messages, so it depends on themake/model of the phone. Example: the IPhone 4 was not WEAenabled, but IPads and IPods using the new AppleiOS6 are WEAenabled. Also nationwide the wireless carriers are still building out the system, so expect greateruse in the future. There is an optout option, but we recommend that you do not optout of receiving these NWS messages. Read about WEA alerts here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/WEA/WEA.php

              NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service Office. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts official WeatherService warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NOAA WeatherRadios are typically inexpensive, easily available in stores and can often be programmed for your specific area.
              http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

              Traditional Media Continue to monitor traditional media sources TV, newspapers and radio to stay informed of breaking news and continued coverage of emergency events.

              http://www.nj.gov/bpu/pdf/announceme.../emergency.pdf
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #22
                Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                New Jersey


                <LI class=date1>06 November 2012
                Posted at 9:45 am

                FOOD, FUEL, PHARMACIES, HOTELS, GROCERY STORES

                The NJOEM shares this information in order to help identify “possible” locations of fuel, food, hotel and pharmacy availability that may be open in specific geographic areas to support planning and response activities. As with all disasters, this information is subject to change without notice.

                See list here:
                http://readynj.posterous.com/
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #23
                  Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                  NYC Department of Education

                  Crisis Response Resources - Hurricane Sandy

                  <!-- Ends Title Bar -->Crisis response resources that schools can use to help students and their families recover from Hurricane Sandy:

                  Crisis Response Tools for Schools and Networks
                  Trauma
                  Resources to Help Schools Support Students and their Families
                  • http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ provides the support resources below which are designed specifically for children, from those promoting mental health to ensuring children stay enrolled in school even if they have evacuated to a new school.
                  • Tips for Talking to Children After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers - provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, this brochure discusses talking to preschool, early childhood, and adolescent children about the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.
                  • Helping Children Cope with Disaster - produced by FEMA and the Red Cross and provided by Federal Citizen Information Center, this fact sheet discusses a child's reaction to disaster by age.
                  • After the Storm: Information for Parents on How Schools Can Help After Disasters -Children do not lose their right to attend school when a disaster strikes. The National Center for Homeless Education has prepared a brochure about how to enroll in school even if you don't have any paperwork and have been displaced due to a disaster.
                  • The American School Counselor Association has gathered a number of resources to help you work with students during this time. Perhaps most important to keep in mind, are these tips for helping children in terms of crisis and stress:
                    • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
                    • Limit exposure to television and the news. Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
                    • Listen to kids' fears and concerns.
                    • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but sometimes bad things happen.
                    • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
                    • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.
                  Bereavement and Grief Counseling
                  Reimbursment Forms http://schools.nyc.gov/Teachers/Spot...rces_Sandy.htm
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #24
                    Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                    Connecticut

                    Hurricane Sandy: Important Health Information</DSFCONTENTTITLE>
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                    For the latest on Hurricane Sandy, go to ct.gov/sandy.

                    Carbon Monoxide
                    Gasoline-powered generators release carbon monoxide (CO) which can be deadly. If your power goes out and you are using a gasoline-powered generator for energy, be sure that the generator is installed safely and far from your home.


                    Never use your generator, charcoal or gas grills, gas lanterns or camping stoves indoors or in an enclosed area, like a garage. Gas stoves can produce carbon monoxide. DO NOT use your gas oven to heat your home.

                    For more information on carbon monoxide, go to www.ct.gov/dph/co.


                    Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness and confusion. If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, get outside IMMEDIATELY and dial 9-1-1 from outside of your home.
                    Chain Saw Safety
                    • Before moving or cutting tree limbs, make sure there are no wires tangled in the limbs.
                    • If you have little or no experience using a chain saw, hire a licensed professional to remove tree limbs and downed trees safely from your property.
                    • Wear eye/face protection, foot protection, hard hat, ear protection, and chainsaw chaps.
                    Drinking Water


                    After a storm, water from public water supplies and private wells may not be safe to drink. Water that is dark, has an odor, or has floating pieces should NOT be used. Listen to the news or your water company to know if your water’s safe. For more information on public drinking water systems go to www.ct.gov/dph/publicdrinkingwater.
                    Private wells that are flooded or may be contaminated should be disinfected before use. Call the DPH Environmental Health Section at (860) 509-7325 to determine if your well water is safe. For more information on how to disinfect your private well, go to www.ct.gov/dph/privatewells.
                    To disinfect water, use ONE of the following methods:


                    • <LI style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: list .5in">Boil at a rolling boil for one minute. Make sure water is clear of floating pieces before boiling; OR, <LI style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: list .5in">Add 8 drops of liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops per gallon for cloudy water. Do NOT use bleach that has perfumes or ingredients other than sodium hypochlorite as it may be toxic; OR,
                    • Add water purification tablets according to directions on the package.

                    Mix completely and let water stand 30 minutes before using.


                    What To Do if There is a Boil Water Notice or Advisory (in various languages)
                    Electrical Wires


                    • DO NOT TOUCH downed electrical wires. Report it to your local utility company, police or fire department.
                    • Do not turn power back on until a qualified electrician has inspected the property and says it is safe to do so. Ask him/her to check wiring, appliances, and mechanical system components like, the furnace, water heater, and gas valves, to see if they can be salvaged or will need to be replaced.
                    Fires

                    Prevent fires by using flashlights or battery powered lanterns, if possible. If you must use candles, place them in safe holders, away from anything that can burn and never leave unattended.


                    Flooding
                    Flooding can contaminate your well, making your water unsafe. Information on what to do if your well is contaminated.
                    Food Safety


                    Food may spoil if there is a loss of electricity. Information on what to do with food before, during, and after a storm.Guidance for Local Health Departments Regarding Food Service Establishments

                    Infants and BreastfeedingHealth Care FacilitiesHealth Care ProvidersHurricanes: After the Storm (English) (brochure, pdf)Medications

                    If you have to evacuate or leave your home, be sure to bring your medications and medical supplies with you. You should bring enough medication and medical supplies to last you for a few days. If you have a question on how to store your medication, including medication that requires refrigeration, you should contact your pharmacist. Persons who depend on medical supply deliveries and plan to temporarily stay at another address – with a neighbor, family member or at a shelter – should notify their medical supply providers to have their supplies delivered to the temporary location with no lapse in their care. Private Wells
                    Private wells that are flooded or may be contaminated should be disinfected before use. Call the DPH Environmental Health Section at (860) 509-7325 to determine if your well water is safe. For more information on how to disinfect your private well, go to www.ct.gov/dph/privatewells.


                    Information for Homeowners with Private Wells:

                    Guidance for Local Health Departments on Private Wells:
                    Sewage Back-ups

                    Severe rainstorms, floods, and even spring thaws can put a strain on sanitary sewers and septic systems. Large volumes of storm water and ground water entering sewage systems can flood them, causing back-ups into basements and on to private property. Blockages in sewer systems can also cause back-ups. Your health may be impacted if a sewage back-up occurs in your home. Sewage back-ups can contaminate your private drinking well water. It can also pollute surface water (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, and reservoirs used for drinking water). Worker Safety

                    Content Last Modified on 11/6/2012 7:24:34 AM

                    http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=513014
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #25
                      Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                      Governor Cuomo Announces Insurance Disaster Hotline to Help New Yorkers with Insurance Issues from Hurricane Sandy

                      Hotline Will Operate 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

                      Albany, NY (November 12, 2012)

                      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Department of Financial Services disaster hotline to help New Yorkers with insurance issues from Hurricane Sandy will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting today. The hotline, at 800-339-1759, can answer insurance related storm questions and help consumers file complaints. It has been open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends since immediately after Storm Sandy.

                      “It is crucial for New Yorkers to receive their insurance assistance as quickly as possible to help them recover from the storm,” Governor Cuomo said. “This hotline will make it possible for them to reach out for help at any time day or night with any storm related insurance issues.”

                      Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, said, “People pay for insurance so it will protect them from disasters such as Storm Sandy. The Department of Financial Services is monitoring the insurers’ response and will step in whenever necessary to aid homeowners.”

                      DFS is also sending its mobile command center to hard hit areas to help consumers with insurance questions and problems and is helping to staff disaster assistance centers in many areas hit by the storm. Callers to the hotline can also be directed to the closest disaster assistance center so they can seek in person assistance. Homeowners unable to resolve disputes with insurers can also file complaints at http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/fileacomplaint.htm<HTTP: dfs.ny.gov="" consumer="" fileacomplaint.htm="">.</HTTP:>

                      Since the storm, Governor Cuomo has taken several measures to protect homeowners:
                      • The Governor announced that hurricane deductibles will not apply to any damage from Storm Sandy covered by homeowners’ insurance because the Storm did not have sustained hurricane force winds when it reached New York.
                      • The Governor directed DFS to instruct insurers to accept homeowners’ documentation, including photos and video, of losses so residents can discard debris that is necessary to remove for health and safety. Typically, insurance companies require an on-site inspection first before a claim can be processed.
                      • The Governor directed DFS to impose a 30-day moratorium on cancelling or terminating homeowners’ and small business owners’ insurance policies in storm stricken areas for any reason, including non-payment of premiums.
                      DFS urges homeowners who experienced property losses to file insurance claims with their insurers promptly and as soon as possible after losses occur.

                      Homeowners are also reminded that flood damage is only covered by flood insurance, which is a federal program administered by FEMA. Homeowners who have flood insurance and have flood damage should make claims through that insurance.

                      http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/111...surancehotline
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #26
                        Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                        NYC

                        <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=769><TBODY><TR><TD width=769><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=769 bgColor=#ffffff><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff width=569><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=569 bgColor=#ffffff><TBODY><TR><TD width=569 align=left>Mobile Medical Van Locations</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD width=20></TD><TD width=180 align=center></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD width=769 border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff vAlign=top width="100%" align=left><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD width=20></TD><TD vAlign=top><TABLE id=content_table class=tsize_s border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>
                        Updated: 11/13/2012 at 11:45 AM

                        Mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers who will be able to provide medical care and distribute commonly prescribed drugs are now available at several locations in the Rockaways, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. If you have problems accessing this list, please call 311.
                        Tuesday, November 13
                        <TABLE border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD bgColor=#99ccff width=175>Site</TD><TD bgColor=#99ccff>Location

                        </TD><TD bgColor=#99ccff>Borough <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:P></O:P>

                        </TD><TD bgColor=#99ccff>Time</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Redfern Houses

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>1462 Beach Channel Drive (Redfern and Beach 12th Street)

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Beach 41 Houses

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Beach 40th Street and Beach Channel Drive

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Ocean Bay Apartments

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>434 Beach 54th Street

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Hammel Playground

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>220 Beach 85th Street

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>St. Francis de Sales

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Waldbaums Parking Lot

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>112-15 Beach Channel Drive

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Queens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Ambulance Community Center

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>43 Seba Avenue

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Brooklyn

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>9am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Calvary Church (Red Hook)

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>773 Hicks Street (between W. 9th and Mill Streets)

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Brooklyn

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>O’Dwyer Gardens

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>2945 West 33rd Street

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Brooklyn

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Coney Island

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>West 19th Street and Mermaid Avenue

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Brooklyn

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>9am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Miller Field

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>New Dorp Lane

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Staten Island

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>9am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>Christian Pentecostal Church

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>900 Richmond Street

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>Staten Island

                        </TD><TD vAlign=top>10am – 5pm

                        </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

                        </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                        http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/20...ical_vans.html
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #27
                          Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                          NYC Restore helps New Yorkers in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy get access to important information and services to help them recover. Four NYC Restoration Centers provide the following types of assistance:
                          <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width="50%">
                          • NYC Rapid Repairs*
                          • Food and Nutrition Assistance
                          • Temporary Housing Information
                          • Health and Medical Benefits
                          </TD><TD width="50%">
                          • Business Restoration
                          • Counseling Services
                          • Financial Assistance
                          • Personal Records and Information
                          </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>*NYC Rapid Repairs is a new program to send teams of contractors and City inspectors to neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy to quickly repair damaged homes.

                          NYC Restoration Centers are open from 8 AM – 8 PM daily

                          NYC Restoration Centers are located at these addresses:

                          Coney Island
                          Our Lady of Solace
                          2866 W. 19th St.
                          Brooklyn, 11224

                          Gravesend
                          SSA Building
                          10 Bouck Ct.
                          Brooklyn, 11223

                          Far Rockaway*
                          10-01 Beach 20th St.
                          (At Cornaga Ave.)
                          Queens, 11691

                          Staten Island
                          1976 Hylan Boulevard
                          Staten Island, 10306

                          *Note: the Far Rockaway location will not open until 2PM on 11/13

                          http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html
                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #28
                            Re: Stuck After Sandy? Look here for places that can help you

                            New York State Department of Health

                            Hurricane Sandy Preparedness and Recovery
                            The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is advising renal patients in need of dialysis to first contact their dialysis facility to schedule treatment. If the facility is unable to deliver the needed dialysis treatment, patients should call the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Hotline at: 1-800-238-ESRD (3773) to obtain information on outpatient dialysis facilities that can provide needed treatment. This hotline is operational 24 hours/7 days a week during this recovery period.
                            Patients are being urged to avoid visiting an emergency department for dialysis since many emergency departments are at full capacity handling other storm-related health needs.

                            Hurricane Sandy: Guidelines for New York State Health Care Facilities
                            Drinking Water Advisories Following Hurricane Sandy
                            Insurance Plan Informational Toll-Free Phone Numbers
                            Pharmacies That are Open and Delivering and NYC Prescription Drug Availability FAQ
                            Mobile Medical Van Deployments
                            If you are returning home
                            • Stay out of damaged buildings and return home only when authorities say it is safe.
                            • Beware of structural damage. Roofs and floors may be weakened and need repair. When entering a fire-damaged building, look for signs of heat or smoke.
                            • Check the building foundation, chimney, and surrounding land for damage.
                            • Turn off any outside gas lines at the meter or tank. Let the building air out to remove foul odors or escaping gas.
                            • Upon entering the building, use a battery-powered flashlight. Do not use an open flame as a source of light—some gas may still be trapped inside.
                            • When inspecting the building, wear heavy-soled rubber boots and gloves. Watch for electrical shorts and live wires before making certain the main power switch is off.
                            • Have electric, gas, and water connections checked before turning them back on.
                            • Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, or gasoline or other flammable liquids immediately. Leave area immediately if you smell gas or chemical fumes.
                            • Take extra precautions to prevent fire. Lowered pressure in water mains may make firefighting extremely difficult.
                            • Take pictures of damages, keep records of all clean up and repair costs, and report to your insurance company.
                            • Do not throw away any damaged goods until an official inventory has been taken.
                            Additional Information
                            Disaster Recovery
                            ...
                            http://www.health.ny.gov/environment...her/hurricane/
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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