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Hey guys, I haven't seen a post about where people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can get some help. I hope others can chime in some info and I'll repost it on Opening Post or a Mod can take it over. This thread is to get information out to those who need help or know someone that needs help and can't access the internet. And some Misc News I found interesting that the mainstream media is not covering.

 

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(blue text is my comments, the rest is links and sources and quotes out of the exact article)

 

 

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency - Declaration of Disaster Zone

 

http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

 

 

 

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New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)

 

Incident period: Saturday, October 27, 2012

 

Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012

 

The following counties under PA-B include direct federal assistance: Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County and Suffolk County

 

 

 

 

 

FEMA - Home Rebuilding Assistance

 

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

FEMA - Shelter Locator

 

http://blog.fema.gov/2011/08/new-digital-tools-fema-app-and-text.html

 

 

 

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Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA). Ex: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Association - FEMA - Business Loans for Disaster Victims

 

 

 

http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans/types-disaster-loans

 

 

 

 

 

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The SBA now offers you the option of filing your home disaster loan applicationelectronically. For additional information, please contact our Customer Service Center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-maildisastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 

Note: SBA also gives loans for home. They give loans for Business Physical Disaster, Economic Injury, and Military Reservist Economic Injury Loans.

 

 

 

 

 

SNAP - Food Lost can be Reimbursed

 

 

 

http://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/2291.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Current SNAP recipient households that have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to a disaster are entitled to a replacement issuance of benefits provided that the loss is reported within 10 days of the event and the household returns a signed and completed form LDSS-2291, “Request for Replacement of Food Purchased with Food Stamp Benefits,” by close of business on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

 

Form LDSS-2291 is available at:http://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/2291.pdf.

 

 

 

 

NYS - General Information

 

 

 

http://www.governor.ny.gov/

 

 

 

Note: A plethora of additional information and links for help and assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

MONEY DONATIONS (only if you believe it will actually go to those in need)

 

RED CROSS - Disaster Donation Drive

 

http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

 

 

 

 

 

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The American National Red Cross is registered as a 501©(3) non-profit organization.

 

Contributions to the American National Red Cross are tax-deductible to the extent

 

permitted by law. The Red Cross' tax identification number is 53-0196605.

 

 

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy. You can donate blood, but in terms of items, you'll be doing more for those in need by donating money instead of physical goods.

Text message: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As in the case with other donations via mobile, the donation will show up on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Phone: 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 800-257-7575; for TDD,  800-220-4095.

To donate blood: Visit this Red Cross Web page.

http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14861838-hurricane-sandy-how-you-can-help?lite

 

Note: Only do this if you are comfortable with donating money instead of being able to physically help those in need.

 

 

 

SALVATION ARMY - Disaster Donation Drive 

 

 

 

http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/media/?ID=8ca3152e28e5fdc8d37205401f35e1aa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is through the generous donations of the people of New Jersey that services such as these can be provided not only in times of crisis, but year round.The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by this disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”*

Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.

At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Family Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).

 

 

 

 

Other Ways to help with Money 

 

 

 

http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14861838-hurricane-sandy-how-you-can-help?lite

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

 

Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Phone: 301-258-8276

Online: Humane Society of the United States

AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

 

The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.

Text message: Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10.

Phone: 866-242-1877.

Online: The AHA's website for donating is here.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 

Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.

Phone: As of Tuesday morning, Habitat's online donation system was not available. If you want to make a donation, you can call Habitat's Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828). Press "0" when prompted and representatives will take your donation information over the phone.

Online: This is Habitat for Humanity's main website.

COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY

 

This group coordinates efforts with the state's Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.

Phone: (908) 355- FOOD (3663), ext. 243.

Online: Community FoodBank of New Jersey

FEEDING AMERICA

 

The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.

Phone: 800-910-5524

Online: This is Feeding America's main website.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA

 

Catholic Charities provides emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support "regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds."

Online: More information here; main website here.

Phone: 800-919-9338 

AMERICARES

 

This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.

Phone: 800-486-4357.

NEW YORK CARES

 

This local NYC program is "the city's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools." It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.

Online: New York Cares; donation page here.

Phone: 212-228-5000

You can also approach the city government directly to volunteer, by emailing nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, email address and borough.

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL

 

The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.

Text message: Text the word RELIEF to 27722 to give $10.

Phone: 805-964-4767.

Online: Direct Relief International is the main website; go here to donate online.

NYC MAYOR'S FUND

 

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City charity supports "impactful public programs serving some of the City's greatest needs."

Online: The Mayor's Fund website is here.

WORLD VISION

 

Describing itself as "a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families" and communities, World Vision provides flood clean-up kits, hygiene kits, blanket and food kits.

Text message: Text the word GIVEUSA to 777444 to donate $10.

Phone: 888-511-6443.

Online: For World Vision's Hurricane Sandy relief, click here.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF

 

Provides immediate relief, assistance with cleanup and rebuilding, pastoral counseling and support for children and youth who have been through trauma.

Text message: Text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give a $10 donation.

Phone: 800-554-8583

Online: United Methodist Committee on Relief

JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA

 

The Jewish Federations of North America Hurricane Relief Fund will contribute to recovery and rebuilding.

Text message: Text the word RELIEF to 51818 to pledge a donation.

Online: The Jewish Federations of North America.

BREEZY POINT FUND RAISER

 

One of the most badly damaged communities in Sandy's wake is Breezy Point, Queens. Catholic University student Matthew Petronis created this fundraising page to help his community rebuild. "I have seen the damage and can say that the place where I grew up during my childhood is almost gone," he wrote on the page, "but that is not the case for the children that are growing up now!" 

Though smaller instant charities are not always recommended for donating (for reasons discussed below), NBC News reporters have interviewed Petronis, and verified his story.

WHAT ELSE TO THINK ABOUT

 

We'll be updating this list.

Remember that while giving is good, beware of those out there who are not good and are trying to trick you by taking your money. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene last year, the Federal Trade Commission's caution still holds true: "Scammers may try to take advantage of a disaster, and so consumers should be wary of urgent appeals for charitable donations, and watch out for fraudulent home repair schemes after a storm."

You can read more about avoiding home repair rip-offs and charity fraud from the FTC.

Also, the FBI has counseled on its Facebook page "to beware of fraudulent emails and websites claiming to conduct charitable relief efforts. Disasters prompt individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause," and suggests reading "Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes" to learn more about avoiding online fraud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: I want to be able to put up local help centers and other links I don't know about for those who need the help or know someone that could use these links. If you know any post them and I'll add them to the OP. Hope you guys from SOL can use this information to help yourself or someone you know. Hope you guys are safe out there, I was fortunate to be in queens where only trees fell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS: How thin the veil of civil order or social contract is....

 

 

 

LOOTERS DRESSED AS CON ED WORKERS

 

http://ditmaspark.patch.com/articles/looters-raid-stores-dress-up-as-con-ed-workers-for-home-robberies

 

 

 

 

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Some crooks were even posing as Con-Ed workers, duping their victims into letting them in before robbing their home.

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter user @HQSatmar warned Williamsburg residents about the ruse: "WARNING: in Williamsburg people posing as Con Edison workers and knocking on doors DO NOT answer they just robbed someone at gunpoint."

 

 

 

 

Note: You know ... people do this on a regular basis not just during disasters... be smart!

 

 

 

Hurricane Sandy Looting, Fights Plague South Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

 

http://www.**************.com/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-looting-brooklyn-coney-island_n_2047183.html

 

 

 

Note: ( its huffington post . com  thats ***** out)

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At about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, workers arrived at Mega Aid Pharmacy to find that not only had Hurricane Sandy obliterated the building's interior the night before, but thieves had broken in and gone through more than 10,000 pharmaceutical items. Most of the stolen goods were prescription meds.

"The water went away and these people started walking down the streets and just robbed stores," a frustrated worker at the pharmacy, who wished to remain anonymous, told HuffPost Crime.

 

 

 

Looters Plague Hurricane Victims Post-Sandy

 

http://www.*************/looters-plague-hurricane-victims-post-sandy/

 

 

 

Note: (its infowars . com thats ****** out)

 

 

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Despite an attempt by some to dismiss scores of tweets sent prior to Hurricane Sandy making landfall on the east coast, in which people threatened to go on looting sprees, reports of looting are now flooding in from numerous different areas as criminals take advantage of the post-superstorm chaos.

 

 

 

http://www.*************/looters-plague-hurricane-victims-post-sandy/

 

 

 

There's A Mass Exodus Of Manhattanites Heading Uptown In Search Of Food And Cellphone Power

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/now-theres-a-mass-exodus-of-manhattanites-uptown-2012-10#ixzz2B1yulrCd

 

 

 

 

 

MORE LINKS:

 

 

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/t/869760/updated-google-maps-imagery-post-sandy

 

 

 

The map posted by Iannotti is a very important tool for those who need local information. Thanks!

 

 

 

Note: It has Road work and traffic advisories, Traffic conditions, Post-Sandy Imagery, Power outage information, Power outage information, Shelters and recovery centers, Local emergency Twitter feeds, New Jersey open stores, FEMA Disaster Declared Areas,Flood Water (New England), Public alerts Options on the side. 

 

 

 

LIPA OUTAGE MAP:

 

 

 

http://www.lipower.org/stormcenter/outagemap.html

 

 

 

MORE STORMS COMING?: NOV 1st WEEK

 

Round 2? Forecasters predict nor'easter may hit East Coast election day


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/11/01/round-2-forecasters-predict-noreaster-may-hit-east-coast-election-day/#ixzz2B2DdDw6z

 

 

 

 

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Another messy -- and wintry -- storm may cause post-Election Day problems for an already weather-weary East Coast, forecasters say.

But meteorologists add that it's six days out, so that's rather early to get too worried. The forecast could change before it hits late next week.

The National Weather Service's forecast center in College Park, Maryland, which watches winter storms, put out a long-range notice Thursday saying a nor'easter was possible for mid-Atlantic and New England states by Election Day through next Thursday.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/11/01/round-2-forecasters-predict-noreaster-may-hit-east-coast-election-day/#ixzz2B2DlpKg1

 

 

 

Nor’easter May Be Next for New England

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/noreaster-may-be-next-for-new-england/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As steps toward recovery slowly progress in the wake of Sandy, another storm may soon be hitting the East Coast in time for Election Day.

The National Weather Service’s Prediction Center issued a warning for a possible nor’easter, which may hit the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions as early as next Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

NOAA on Nor'Easter For Nov Week 1st Week

 

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=pmdepd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAS:

 

Taxis run out of fuel.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/01/us-storm-sandy-gasoline-idUSBRE8A013220121101

 

 

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New York taxi and car service companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as the fuel crunch deepened, with the vast majority of storm-hit service stations in the greater New York area now out of gasoline or without power.

 

 

 

Why East Coast Gas Shortages May Not End for a Week

 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49642174

 

 

 

 

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Power outages at hundreds of gas stations and a distribution bottleneck due to flooding damage and power loss has caused a gasoline shortage in the New York metropolitan area that may not be cleared up for at least a week, according to industry experts.

 

 

 

Sandy Starved New Yorkers... are dumpster diving for food this is so wrong.

 

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Sandy-Starved-New-Yorkers-Dumpster-Dive/176839571

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Link to video of people picking food out of a dumpster... 

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Homes and businesses in the Lower East Side and East Village are still without power and under water. Residents began dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket Thursday, looking for whatever food they can take. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

 

 

 

Staten Islanders need so much help but the city is busy getting ready for marathon?

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/were-going-to-die-staten-island-residents-plead-for-help-3-days-after-sandy/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Molinaro urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday to cancel Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The race’s staging area is on Staten Island and Molinaro said it would be “crazy, asinine,” to have the race after what has happened.

“My God. What we have here is terrible, a disaster,” Molinaro said Wednesday. “If they want to race, let them race with themselves. This is no time for a parade. A marathon is a parade. Now is the time to put your shoulder to the wheel. If they want to prepare for something, let them prepare for the election, not a marathon.”

“Do you realize how many police officers you need for a marathon?” he asked. “There are people looting stores on Midland Avenue. There is looting taking place in the homes on the South Shore that were destroyed. That is where we need the police.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Anyways if there's anything else you'd like to add just go right ahead. Thanks Be safe everyone, the storm was bad but the aftermath is always worse than the disaster...

 

 

 

Edit: some links are stared ***** out i just added them as "sources" of the quotes i got the information from hope you guys found this stuff useful! I'll be trying to update this thread with any info coming around the forum or on this post. Also if a mod wants to take over or change the title for something more fitting like "information mega thread" or something feel free to. Thanks you guys!

 

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Thanks magik, this is extremely helpful and looks quite comprehensive. Hopefully folks who have no power or worse eventually get back on their feet to see this. Any way we can get a mod to make this a sticky?

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November 2, 2012 NEWS -



 



Bloomberg Cancels NYC MARATHON



http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/02/sundays-new-york-city-marathon-canceled-due-to-sandy-2/



 



 




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The New York City Marathon - scheduled for Sunday - was canceled Friday due to lingering effects from Superstorm Sandy, the city's mayor said.



 



Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider



 



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/02/bridgeport-utility-workers-report-having-objects-thrown-at-them-by-residents/#ixzz2B6UozJVM



 



 



 




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Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/02/bridgeport-utility-workers-report-having-objects-thrown-at-them-by-residents/#ixzz2B6UtuwZq



 



 



'Sons of Anarchy' star: Storm aftermath 'a lot worse than how it's being portrayed by media'



http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/02/sons-of-anarchy-irene-staten-island/



 



 




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“It’s so bad here, a lot worse than how its being portrayed by the media. They are finding bodies left and right, elderly people who don’t even watch the news or who knew the storm was coming. I was just with one of my best friends from high school and college, and his house is completely gone. One story I heard was about this one guy who evacuated his house during Hurricane Irene but then it got looted. So when they told him to evacuate for Sandy, he said, 'I’m not leaving.’ Now they can’t find him, his 13-year-old daughter is dead, and his wife is in critical condition at the hospital. These are the stories. My stepfather and my mother, I love them to death. But when they heard the storm was coming, they said, 'It’s not going to be that bad. Irene didn’t do anything.’ They had two flashlights and a couple of scented candles. Little did they know. It’s just not worth it. If you’re told to evacuate, you need to get out.



 



Post-storm anger grows, especially outside Manhattan



http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121102



 



 



 




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(Reuters) - Frustration grew for superstorm Sandy's victims in the U.S. Northeast on Friday, many of whom were left with no power, no gasoline and little information about when their shattered lives might return to normal.



 



 



Drivers Waiting For 6 Hours At Midtown Gas Station



http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/02/drivers-waiting-for-6-hours-at-midtown-gas-station/



 



 




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NEW YORK ( CBSNewYork) – With patience running thin and tension running high in the fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy, the scene at area gas stations has been chaotic.

 

On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said gas is finally on its way. But not soon enough.



 



We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy



http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/were-going-to-die-staten-island-residents-plead-for-help-3-days-after-sandy/



 



 




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The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.



“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”





 



This is no way to get us up & running



http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/this_is_no_way_to_get_us_up_running_egrMk4ukpzFCGhSF8oM5kN



 



 




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As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.



And a third “backup” unit sits idle, in case one of the generators fails.





 



 



Note: As the days go on, things are getting worse. Hang in there guys. Please post local news that is not being reported on mainsteam - here.



Edit: Note: Was driving in Brooklyn - people are sleeping in cars waiting on lines to get to gas stations when they get gas. 



 



 



MORE NEWS: 11:47PM EST



 



Staten Island residents plead for help from Mayor Bloomberg after storm



 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-residents-plead-article-1.1195599#ixzz2B7wRXmEi

 


 



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"The notion of diverting even one police officer, one first responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational,” Councilman James Oddo told the Daily News. Earlier, Oddo called the idea of hosting the marathon as “idiotic” on his Facebook page.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-residents-plead-article-1.1195599#ixzz2B7wiygjA


 




Stranded New Yorker: "People Are Defecating in the Hallways"



 



http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/news/local/Stranded-New-Yorker--People-Are-Defecating-in-the-Hallways/177007621



 



 



 



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A Coney Island woman without power or promise of quick reprieve describes the desperate situation in her neighborhood for NBC 4 New York reporter Katherine Creag. (VIDEO LINK)



 



Gasoline situation increasingly dire in days after Sandy



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57544181/gasoline-situation-increasingly-dire-in-days-after-sandy/?tag=AverageMixRelated



 



 



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Gas is being rationed in parts of New York and New Jersey. The pumps are running on empty -- and so is patience. One man in Queens, N.Y., was charged with waving a gun at another driver in a gas line. At a station in New Jersey, frustration nearly became a fist fight. The police were called in to literally keep anxious drivers in line as they try to cut each other off.



 



New York fuel "panic" grows even as ports open, reserves tapped



http://ca.news.yahoo.com/fuel-pipeline-resumes-jersey-deliveries-gasoline-lines-linger-130057461.html



 



 



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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A third day of gasoline "panic buying" among storm-stricken New York area motorists prompted authorities on Friday to tap strategic oil reserves and waive shipping regulations even as limited deliveries resumed in the battered region.



The U.S. government said it will loan 2 million gallons of diesel from the Northeast emergency heating oil reserve to the military for recovery efforts, and waived rules barring foreign-flagged vessels from carrying fuel between U.S. ports in a bid to boost supplies.



New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would temporarily lift tax and registration requirements on tankers docking in the New York Harbor, which had just reopened to oil vessels. The main fuel pipeline from the Gulf Coast region also resumed shipments on Friday, while a handful of oil storage terminals also began shipping out fuel again under generator power.





 



 



Some Good News?



New York Harbor reopens, bringing hope to the fuel-hungry



http://www.nbcnews.com/business/new-york-harbor-reopens-bringing-hope-fuel-hungry-1C6835010



 



 



 



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Cuomo signed an executive order Friday allowing distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel and kerosene into New York state without being required to meet typical registration requirements.



Late in the day the White House announced Federal Emergency Management Authority announced plans to buy up to 22 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel for distribution in storm-affected areas. The fuel will be transported by tanker trucks and distributed throughout New York, New Jersey and other communities, according to the  Federal Emergency Management Agency.



Other means of getting fuel into the area were still limited. And that's bad news for drivers who have spent hours lined up for gas and for thousands of homeowners who have been forced to use gas-powered generators to light homes darkened by Sandy.





 



Oil, gas prices fall after US acts to boost supply



http://www.nbcnews.com/business/oil-gas-prices-fall-after-us-acts-boost-supply-1C6842850



 



 



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Gas and oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday after Washington issued a waiver allowing foreign tankers to bring fuel to the East Coast from U.S. ports, holding out some promise of relief from supply disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy. 



Brent crude fell for a fifth day and posted a third consecutive weekly loss as the dollar strengthened on support from a better-than-expected October jobs report and worries about the Japanese economy. 



Gasoline prices slumped as oil tankers and pipelines supplying New Jersey and the New York Harbor restored more operations that had been affected by Sandy. 





 



More Bad News...



 



Gov't paying for emergency transportation in NY



http://www.abc-7.com/story/19976288/govt-paying-for-emergency-transportation-in-ny



 



 



 



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"What will be needed later, as far as cost share adjustments, will be made later," Fugate said.



Officials from both states have asked that the government reimburse the local governments for all of the costs.



Insurance companies have estimated that the storm could cost them anywhere from $10 billion to $20 billion. According to the forecasting firm Eqecat, total economic damage could run as high as $50 billion.





 



Curious News... I never heard the Federal Government refer to itself as "the Federal Family" truly STRANGE TIMES!



The Federal Family (???) and Partners Continue Support to Multiple States Affected by Storm



http://www.fema.gov/news-release/federal-family-and-partners-continue-support-multiple-states-affected-storm-0



 



 



 



Quote:


WASHINGTON - At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to lead the federal government's effort to provide assistance and support to states affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the federal family and its public and private partners continue to provide all available resources to support state, local, territorial and tribal communities in affected areas.  President Obama received updates throughout the day from his team on current response and recovery efforts, and spoke directly with state and local officials from across the affected areas.



Thats really really creepy I didnt realize we were run by a Federal Monarchy or Elite Families? another topic for another time..., nonetheless the article contains more facts about the current situation and what the Federal Government (shudder) is doing to help.



 



 



EDIT: News coming about FEMA MOBILE CENTERS being dispatched all over the state. Will look up exact locations when they are released to help guide people to where they can get help. (Financial?) Will repost in main Opening Post.



 



 



Thanks. I'm just posting to save this space to add more info if it comes along. Hope it helps even if its just 1 person.  And shed some light into the CHAOS that is ensuing that the mainstream media denies. 


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NEWS: NOVEMBER 3, 2012 10:09AM 



 



Food and Water Distribution Locations



 



http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html



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Location




Borough



Saturday Time

Coffey Park at Richards Street

Brooklyn

1 PM - 5 PM


West 25th Street and Surf Avenue



Brooklyn

1 PM - 5 PM


Mill Road and New Dorp Lane



Staten Island

1 PM - 5 PM


Hunter Avenue and Father Capadanno Boulevard



Staten Island

1 PM - 5 PM


Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard



Queens

1 PM - 5 PM


Red Fern Avenue and Beach 12th Street



Queens

1 PM - 5 PM


Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard



Queens

1 PM - 5 PM

Highland Place between Rockaway Point Boulevard and East Market Street

Queens

1 PM - 5 PM

129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 128th and 129th Streets

Queens

1 PM - 5 PM


West 27th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM


East 10th Street between Avenues C & D



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM


Catherine Street between Cherry and Monroe Streets



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM


Pitt Street and East Houston Street



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM


Confucius Plaza on Division Street



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

413 Grand Street (Water Only)

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM

3 Washington Square Village (#1A) at Bleecker Street

Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM


295 Greenwich between Warren and Murray Streets



Manhattan

1 PM - 5 PM





 



Amid Gas Shortage, Pleas for Help from Sandy Victims, Temporary Fuel Trucks Deployed to NYC and LI



 



http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sandy-Bloomberg-NYC-Marathon-Gas-Stations-Staten-Island-177053651.html



Quote:


NEW YORK CITY



 





  • Con Ed said it had about 6,000 customers out in Manhattan, 78,000 in Queens, 31,000 in Staten Island, 30,000 in Brooklyn and 24,000 in the Bronx. The utility said most customers still without power would not have service until next weekend, Nov. 10 and 11, and those in the hardest hit areas could be without it for a week after that or longer.

  • At least 41 storm-related deaths have been reported, most from drowning.

  • Temporary Fuel Trucks have been deployed to the Queens Amory at 93-05 160th St. in Jamaica, the Bronx Armory at 10 West 195th St., the Brooklyn Armory at 1579 Bedford Ave., and the Staten Island/Elizabeth Armory at 321 Manor Rd.

  • Residents in Breezy Point are being told to drink only bottled water. While city drinking water remains safe, the distribution system for Breezy Point has been damaged and the water is not safe to drink, the city said.

  • LIRR, Metro-North, subways and buses have resumed, most with limited service. Visit www.mta.info for the latest. Fares are waived through Friday night.

  • The city has food and water distribution sites in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan.See the list of sites here. (POSTED ABOVE)

  • Amtrak resumed service between New York City and Boston on Friday. Limited service between the city and points south resumed Thursday.

  • The Holland Tunnel opened one tube Friday for commuter buses only. The Lincoln Tunnel is open but the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel are closed until further notice.

  • The East River Ferry resumed its regular schedule Saturday.

  • The Staten Island Ferry resumed at noon Friday with half-hourly service in both directions following its departure from St. George terminal.

  • A rule requiring cars entering Manhattan on East River bridges to have at least three passengers as a way to reduce congestion expired at 5 p.m. Friday.

  • New York City schools are set to resume Monday, but many buildings won't have power and won't be able to open until later in the week, Bloomberg said. (so i guess kids will be sitting in a powerless buildings or go about the day with many people who sought shelter at these locations? questionable decision imo)

  • Those seeking federal disaster assistance are urged to start here. (ALSO IN OP LINK IS FOR FEMA)

  • PATH Train service remains suspended indefinitely, the Port Authority said.

  • The New York City Marathon will not be held Sunday(also noted in earlier post)


 



LONG ISLAND



 




  • Long Island Power Authority reported more than 460,000 customers without power. The utility said Friday it expected to restore service to most customers by the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11.

  • At least two storm-related deaths have been reported.

  • The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant was flooded during the storm, and critical infrastructure was damaged, causing sewage to back up into schools and homes. A conserve water order is in effect in Nassau County from the Queens border to the Meadowbrook Parkway, south of the Long Island Expressway.

  • A temporary fuel truck has been deployed to the Freeport Armory at 63 Babylon Turnpike.





 



 



Note: Was out on a walk this morning and our gas stations in queens are getting gas again but lines are still 1/2mile to 1mile long I dont know if they are rationing or not. I don't expect gas to be readily available for a few more days until many more gas stations are up and running. I don't think its worth the wait unless you desperately need gas. Otherwise you should be able to get by with you preparedness gas you stocked up before the storm. 



 



 



NEWS nov.3 2012 (fema mobile center)



Disaster Assistance Service Center



 



http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html



 



Quote:



Location




Borough



Time

MCU Park at 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island

Brooklyn

Open 10 AM - 5 PM

 



Shameless bump for those who might need this information.

Can you guys help me bump this topic because I think this info can help others. And I don't want to seem like a ****** for bumping my own thread


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