Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony Santino announced that FEMA will be walking door-to-door in Oceanside on Monday, December 3, 2012 to distribute important post-hurricane information, as well as food, water and supplies, to residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“The Town of Hempstead thanks FEMA for continuing its commitment to helping residents who are struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” stated Murray. “We encourage our neighbors to take the time to speak with a FEMA representative to ask questions and see what federal assistance they may be eligible for.”
“Over one month has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit our township, but residents’ need for assistance is ongoing,” added Santino. “Supervisor Kate Murray and I are confident that FEMA will provide much guidance and support to our neighbors as they begin to rebuild.”
Since the hurricane hit, the town has worked alongside FEMA, as well as Long Island Cares, Island Harvest and the Salvation Army to distribute food, water, blankets, clothing, cleaning supplies and other items throughout the township. What’s more, town officials have been holding Town Hall meetings in Oceanside and other neighborhoods to hear residents’ concerns and educate them on programs and services offered by the town in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
FEMA has also set up a supply center for residents at the Island Park Long Island Rail Road Station. For more information about FEMA, please visit www.FEMA.gov or call 1(800) 621-3362.