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Hurricane Sandy Info - Ulster County
HURRICANE SANDY INFORMATION
ULSTER COUNTY, NY (Updated December 26, 2012)
Monetary Relief Contributions as follows:
Check Payable to: 'Hurricane Sandy Staten Island Relief'
Mail or Bring to: TD Bank
Notate Envelope: 'Hurricane Sandy Staten Island Relief Fund'
UPDATES & ALERTS
Gas Shortage Update
Power Outage Updates
Utility Companies are not responsible for reimbursement of spoiled food due to an act of God.
Road Closures / Transportation
All roads are now passable.
Transitional Shelter Program (FEMA)
1. Register with FEMA, call (866) 863-8673 or visit website: http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance
Find a Shelter Near You
There are no shelters open at this time.
To find the shelter closest to you that is open, please download the Red Cross Hurricane App or visit:http://www.redcross.org/nss.
The Red Cross Shelters will provide food, beverages, a safe place to sleep, health and mental health services for those in need. People coming to the shelters should bring:
Please note that the only animals permitted in Red Cross shelters are service animals; for safety and health reasons.
Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP)
DSS will NOT be giving out D-SNAP (disaster Food Stamps) to residents of Ulster County.
Food Stamp Replacement Due to Storm
If you lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to Hurricane Sandy, there is help available. Current SNAP households that have lost food purchased with their benefits as a result of the storm are entitled to replacement benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to provide current SNAP recipients in disaster designated areas with 50%percent of their October monthly benefit amount. Contact your local department of social services or visit website: http://otda. ny.gov/workingfamilies/dss.asp\ or call 1-800-342-3009.
Dry Ice and Water Distribution Sites
Distributions of dry ice and water have been discontinued.
The Department of Health cautions residents to follow certain steps to determine if food is safe during and following a weather emergency.
When in doubt, throw it out.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)
The DRC is now closed, residents can register online or by phone for Individual Assistance.
Affected property owners are encouraged to apply for assistance by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362, registering on line at www.disasterassistance.gov
FEMA Individual Assistance (IA)
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
Medicare Deadline Extended for Seniors Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy who are unable to make a plan selection by December 7 can still enroll in health and prescription drug coverage for 2013 by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Representatives at 1-800 MEDICARE have information available to help beneficiaries review their plan options and make a choice, and can complete an enrollment even after December 7.
Spill Reporting: To report an oil or chemical spill, such as from a home oil furnace damaged by flooding, call the NYS Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362. For more information on General Permits, please visit:http://www.dec.n y.gov/public/76659.html
Temporary Employment Opportunity
New York State Department of Labor and the Suffolk County Department of Labor were awarded a grant to hire temporary workers to assist in recovery of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Eligibility: if you are a worker who temporarily or permanently lost your employment due to Hurricane Sandy or if you are currently an unemployed or dislocated worker.
Salary: $14.89 per hour
Duration: up to 12 weeks; 35 hours per week
Call 631-853-6600 to apply