Homeowners from Greene county down through the Catskills and Hudson Valley hit by flooding have two weeks left to apply for financial assistance from the state.
To date, the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has paid more than $280 million to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee. The program funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of damaged homes.
Officials say every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20th has been issued a check for home reconstruction.
WAMC’S Morning Edition Anchor David Guistina speaks with Noel Liberty, Founder of the Music Studio and a member of the New York State Music Teachers Association , Sarah Goodrich, Executive Director of Schoharie Area Long Term, Inc. (SALT), and Abby Bemis, a 15-yr old Music Studio pianist and volunteer at SALT about the Music Marathon Fundraiser tomorrow for those still effected by Hurricane Irene.
WHERE: Colonie Center Mall, Colonie, New York.
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
National Weather Service image of Sandy one year ago today. Advocates say the nonprofit sector has been making great strides helping New Yorkers return to normal, but they are concerned about next storm.
One year ago, New Yorkers were bracing for Superstorm Sandy - today, state government officials are gathered in Albany to compare notes on the response and brainstorm about plans to respond to future crises and calamities.
Many struggle to recover one year after Superstorm Sandy. Republican New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez says many of his constituents are still reeling from the one-two punch of Irene and Lee - along with others in his district impacted by Sandy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley this afternoon, his second stop of the day in communities that qualify for funding for recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene under a new state program.
Governor Cuomo visited Stony Point, hit hard by storms before and after the bruising Hurricane Sandy last October. He says it is inarguable that we are living amid a new weather pattern.
Two years after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and almost one year after Superstorm Sandy altered New York’s land and seascapes, relief aid --- from both private donors and government agencies --- has been painfully slow in coming, as communities struggle to return to normal.