“Rivercrest, a six-story, 95-unit cooperative perched beside the Hudson River in Nyack, proved to be prophetically named when Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury in October 2012,” writes Bill Morris in the condo and co-op magazine Habitat. There are costs that come with that spectacular river view which FEMA and commercial insurers won’t cover.
by Jen White
Just a year ago, we faced the shocking and fearsome devastation of Sandy. Never have I loved Nyack more than when we all stood together near the steps of Village Hall to support one another, help one another, and share what we knew. In those moments, I felt deeply proud to be a part of a place so filled with compassion, generosity, and solidarity. That feeling holds true today, and it’s why I’m asking you to give me the honor of continuing to serve you as Mayor on Election Day, November 5, 2013.
by DJ Cracovia
One year ago today the world was turned upside down for thousands in the Lower Hudson Valley when Super Storm Sandy knocked out power for over a week damaging homes and businesses. Some are still reeling trying from the disaster trying to put their lives back together. With climate experts predicting more storms like this in the future, we need to ask ourselves two important questions: What did we learn from Sandy? And will we be better prepared next time?
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.