Councilman Santino, Assemblyman Curran to Hold Community Forum for Residents Affected by Sandy on February 28 in Oceanside

Sandy’s floodwaters have long since receded, but the Superstorm has left many residents with a long list of post-hurricane questions. To help answer those questions and provide important information, Hempstead Town Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran will be leading a Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Oceanside High School in Oceanside.

Councilman Santino and Assemblyman Curran will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Flood Insurance Program, the New York State Department of Financial Services and the Town of Hempstead Building Department. These organizations will provide detailed information pertaining to storm damage, insurance reimbursement and rebuilding, among other issues.

“Assemblyman Curran and I urge all Sandy-affected residents to attend this informative Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting at Oceanside High School on February 28,” said Santino. “We will have many organizations present, including FEMA and the Hempstead Town Building Department, that can offer support and guidance to our neighbors.”

"Recovering and rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy remains our highest priority,” stated Curran. “I'm proud to partner with Councilman Santino for our Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting. In addition to FEMA and the Town Building Department, the New York State Department of Financial Services will be on hand to answer neighbors' questions and concerns dealing with insurance payments and other insurance issues." 

Councilman Santino, in partnership with Supervisor Kate Murray, has held several community meetings in Oceanside and in the surrounding area for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. What’s more, the town Building Department is waiving all permit fees for “in-kind” storm-related structural repairs and temporary housing trailers within the unincorporated areas of Hempstead Town. And, the town is waiving building variance requirements for residents (within unincorporated areas of the township) who want to rebuild their homes at higher elevations to meet FEMA flood standards.

Oceanside High School is located at 3160 Skillman Avenue in Oceanside.