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Advice for rebuilding after storm available

Huntington Town Hall is at 100 Main St.

Huntington Town Hall is at 100 Main St. in the unincorporated village of Huntington. (Feb. 7, 2012) (Credit: Carl Corry)

The Town of Huntington will host a “Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night” to provide homeowners and businesses with one-on-one advice and help in negotiating the permit process, hiring contractors and arranging financing.

The event will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall.

“As residents and businesses begin moving forward to repair the damage Hurricane Sandy caused, the Town wants to do all it can to assist them,” Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said. “Bringing government and the private sector together at the same time should help ease the process of making residents, businesses and the town whole again.”

Councilman Mark Cuthbertson called it “Huntington’s version of the three r’s — repair, restore and rebuild.”

“Now that residents and businesses have obtained their damage assessments and received their insurance settlements, they are ready to start the construction process. We want residents and businesses to know that we are there to help ease the stress of repairing, restoring and rebuilding,” he said.

The town already announced it would streamline the process of obtaining building permits and waive all permit fees for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. The building department will be at Thursday’s event to answer questions and process permit applications. If all paperwork is in order, the department will issue permits that night.

Representatives from the Long Island Builders Institute, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Gold Coast Bank will be on hand to offer advice.

Tags: Huntington , Sandy , hurricane , superstorm

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