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Post-Sandy recovery forum Thursday in Oceanside

The front yard of a home on Lindbergh

The front yard of a home on Lindbergh Avenue in Oceanside was filled with a pile of discarded furniture and other items that were ruined in late October by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 13, 2012) Credit: Brittany Wait

To help Oceanside residents left with post-superstorm Sandy questions, Hempstead Town Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) will hold a Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting on Thursday.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Ave. Santino and Curran will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Flood Insurance Program, the state Department of Financial Services and the town’s building department.

Representatives will provide detailed information on storm damage, insurance reimbursement and rebuilding, among other issues.

The building department is waiving all permit fees until June 1 for storm-related structural repairs and temporary housing trailers for residents of unincorporated areas who are seeking to rebuild or make repairs to storm-battered homes. The town is also waiving building variance requirements for town residents who want to rebuild their homes at higher elevations to meet FEMA flood standards.


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