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The Touro Law Center in Central Islip has opened a Disaster Relief Clinic to offer superstorm Sandy victims free legal aid from law students and volunteer lawyers.
The effort is part of Touro Law's clinical program, which allows students to take on real cases while being supervised by professors as part of their law studies. The clinical program also offers assistance on family law, bankruptcy,...Read more »
The state's Department of Financial Services is offering homeowners, renters and business owners assistance with insurance issues related to damage caused by superstorm Sandy.
The agency's Mobile Command Center will be stationed at various Long Island locations next week. Representatives will be on hand to help residents contact their insurers and answer questions about their insurance coverage,...Read more »
The state Labor Department plans to send inspectors to help Sandy-damaged small businesses, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week.
The inspectors will perform safety and health checks for free, saving the affected companies thousands of dollars. Cuomo said the program is aimed at helping businesses to reopen more quickly after the Oct. 29 storm.
To schedule an inspection, business...Read more »
Nassau County residents whose homes were damage by superstorm Sandy can seek advice and referrals from volunteer attorneys and federal representatives at a clinic in Freeport next week.
The Nassau County Bar Association and the village of Freeport will offer the clinic on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m.at the Freeport Recreational Center, 130 East Merrick Rd.
Representatives from the Federal...Read more »
New York’s primary economic development agency wants to direct federal aid to help businesses hurt by superstorm Sandy, its chief executive said Thursday.
“We hope that some of the funding will be available for business recovery,” Empire State Development Corp. president and chief executive Kenneth Adams said at a business forum in Hauppauge. “That could be low-cost financing -- low cost loans...Read more »
Eighteen groups on Long Island and in New York City will receive funding to help residents cope with insurance problems related to superstorm Sandy, the state’s top law enforcer said.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office will provide $732,000 to the groups to help homeowners with issues “including improper denials of insurance claims, long delays collecting benefits,...Read more »
Long Islanders staying in hotels because they were displaced by superstorm Sandy can remain there until Feb. 10, instead of needing to check out this weekend.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 14-day extension to the transitional sheltering assistance program, which funds hotel rooms for people who cannot return to their homes due to storm damage, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...Read more »
Long Island homeowners, renters and business owners who experienced Sandy storm damage can get help with insurance questions at mobile clinics and from a telephone hotline.
The state Department of Financial Services will bring its mobile command center to the Amityville/Lindenhurst Home Depot at 1101 Sunrise Hwy. in Copiague on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mobile clinic also will...Read more »
Nearly 1,000 Long Island households displaced by superstorm Sandy can remain in hotels for an additional two weeks, after the federal government extended funding for the temporary housing program.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has delayed the “checkout date” for families in the transitional sheltering assistance program until Jan. 27, a spokesman for the agency said Friday. The previous...Read more »
New Yorkers who receive federal funding to stay in hotels because their homes were damaged by Sandy are being told that the funding will run out after Sunday.
A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Sunday is the scheduled checkout date for New Yorkers staying in hotels funded by FEMA's transitional sheltering assistance program. However, the spokesman, John Mills, said,...Read more »