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Letter: Sandy aid not arriving in Nassau

A boat is beached on South Ocean Avenue

A boat is beached on South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. (Oct. 30, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

After reading "Relief group joins Sandy aid" [News, April 21], I am starting to wonder if New York State will ever provide aid that will really get some work done. Now I know that New York State has a $38.5-million fund for a Disaster Case Management program, and that some of it will be spent to sponsor 20 people for one weekend on Long Island to prioritize more than 30,000 people affected by Sandy.

This is getting frustrating because efforts are being duplicated. For the past five weeks or more, Nassau County employees have volunteered time to register injured homeowners and business owners. They can also register online at www.nysandyhelp.ny.gov for the Post-Hurricane Assessment Stabilization Plan, by which every damaged homeowner can detail his or her damage.

It is time for wasteful duplicative efforts to end and the aid to start flowing. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo should take the $38.5 million and rebuild some homes.

Norman Gersman, Great Neck

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