Recovering and Rebuilding Together

Statement

By:  Nan Hayworth
Date: Nov. 3, 2012
Location: Unknown

Dear Neighbor,

As our Hudson Valley recovers from Hurricane Sandy, please know that your Congressional District team and I have been working as hard as we can to help. We've been in constant touch with our local officials and emergency services, with the Governor's office, with FEMA, and with the region's utility companies to get our communities back on their feet as fast as possible. I've written multiple letters to President Obama to support each of Governor Cuomo's requests for pre-disaster emergency designation and for all the federal resources we can mobilize in the aftermath of the storm.

Our district offices are open to assist you. Please feel free to call us at (845) 206-4600, or visit the Hurricane Sandy Resource Center on our website for continuously updated information, including dry ice distribution locations.

With my support of Governor Cuomo's request, yesterday Westchester and Rockland Counties were added to the Major Disaster Declaration. If you own a home or business in Westchester or Rockland and your property sustained significant damage, you may be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance. You can apply online at fema.gov, and if you visit the Hurricane Sandy Resource Center on our website you'll find helpful information to help you navigate the process.

The prolonged and widespread power outages in the aftermath of Sandy have caused not only inconvenience, but real hardship for thousands of Hudson Valley families. I've visited many warming centers, spoken with local officials, and made calls to the heads of our utility companies to address pressing needs in our communities. I also joined the Governor's team in successfully calling on the Coast Guard to allow shipments of gasoline to resume on the Hudson River.

Today there's been some welcome good news about progress in restoring power, making gasoline available, and mobilizing federal assistance for rebuilding after Sandy. Until we're 100% back, I'll keep doing all I can to speed recovery for our families, small businesses, and local governments. If you need to get in touch with me, please call me at (845) 206-4600, or send me a message at hayworth.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19)