To help ease the pain of post-Sandy recovery, the Village of Nyack has suspended all permitting fees for work related to damages caused by the superstorm that struck Southeast New York and New Jersey on Oct 29. Nyack’s residents and businesses were severely impacted by flooding, wind-blown debris, downed trees and loss of electricity in addition to lost business for merchants and lost wages for residents.
by Arthur H. Gunther III
Billions are being sought for Hurricane Sandy reconstruction by the governors of New York and New Jersey and New York City’s mayor. The full dollars may not come given the federal budget deficit, the ‘€œfiscal cliff’€ stalemate and traditional congressional reluctance to assist the Northeast, but whatever funds do arrive, the worry is that the greedy already see cash in their big eyes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York State needs $42 million, Gotham’s mayor wants $15 billion and Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks $37 billion will do.
Nyack, Nov 10 — In the last two weeks, we’ve had a super storm and a nor’easter as bookends to a Presidential Election. The forecast for this weekend calls for fair skies, warm weather and no campaign ads for the first time in months. It’s a good time to get outside, clean up the yard, get some federal assistance, as well as donate to causes to help others who are still hurting from the hurricane.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack Mayor Jen White will meet with residents and businesses at 11a today on the steps of Village Hall to update citizens about the response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. It’s likely that elected officials will suggest curtailing Halloween Trick Or Treating as there are too many power lines still down to make it safe for children to walk from house to house.
Nyack, Update 10/31 8:30a — Nyack and its two sister villages suffered significant damage during Hurricane Sandy as countless trees snapped and power lines were downed.
Nyack, Jan 20– The first storm of the season will be another first, too: how vehicle owners in Nyack respond to the village’s new snow policy.
The village’s new snow policy requires cars to be moved off the streets and out of the way of plows whenever a snow emergency has been declared.
New City Sept 3 — Rockland County residents will be able to receive Individual Assistance federal disaster assistance for damage sustained during Hurricane Irene.
The Individual Assistance Program provides money or direct assistance to individuals, families and businesses in an area whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Assistance is provided to rent an alternative place, to repair damage not covered by insurance or to replace homes that have been completely destroyed.
NYS Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) have toured areas hit by Hurricane Irene and are appealing to Washington to get the Lower Hudson Valley access to federal assistance programs.
Nyack, July 20 — Rockland County wants to help homeowners and small business owners who suffered damage during the torrential downpour and flash flood on Thurs June 23. Although the county has extended the filing deadline until Thursday July 28, time is running out.
Mother Nature did her part to make one tough decision a little easier for Nyack’s Mayor and Trustees. Nyack’s marina, which loses about $23,000 a year, will be closed for the season.The marina suffered almost $2 million dollars in damage during the March nor’easter.
On Friday, FEMA approved New York’s request for federal disaster aid for damage caused by the March 13-15 nor’easter. Rockland County requested $2.6 million with $2.1 million earmarked to repair Nyack’s marina and Memorial Park.