From the Twitter stream of Gov. Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo)
If you lost your job/income due to #Sandy, there’s fed assistance available: Call 1-888-209-8124 or 1-877-358-5306 if you live out of state
Update from the Mayor’s Office on NYCHA:
· Power: 402 buildings lost power because of the storm; the City has restored power to 390 of those buildings.
· Heat/Hot Water: 386 NYCHA buildings lost heat and hot water because of the storm; the City has restored heat and hot water to 290 of those buildings.
· The Board of the New York City Housing Authority has announced that NYCHA will begin instituting rent adjustments to residents in developments severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. These rent abatement measures mean that for any days of the month in which residents were without essential services (electric, elevators, heat or water) as a result of Hurricane Sandy storm damage, they will be issued a rent credit.
· Rent credits will be included in the January 2013 rent bill. NYCHA asks that residents continue to pay their normal rents until the credits are reflected on their rent bill. NYCHA residents will receive additional information in their December rent bill.
There will be a temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended.
The ferry service will begin on Monday, November 12, and will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive and will stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown. Service will begin at 5:45 a.m. in the Rockaways with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 a.m. and regular service will resume during the evening rush. One way fares will be $2. Details here.
Temporary Guidelines for Heating Oil and Boiler Repairs
Today, November 8th, Mayor Bloomberg announced temporary guidelines to speed heating oil deliveries and boiler repairs to ensure New Yorkers can heat their homes and businesses as the weather becomes colder and as the City recovers from Hurricane Sandy. To ensure that New Yorkers have access to heating fuel, the City has temporarily suspended sulfur limits, allowing use of oils with higher sulfur content through December 7th. The City also has streamlined emergency work permits for boiler repairs and replacements to reduce the application timeline by as much as two weeks.
For more information on work permit applications, visit nyc.gov/dep.
LIPA’s latest update on Hurricane Sandy recovery
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