Post Tagged with: "FEMA"

Minutes before the mayor’s announcement, Sofía Miranda from Puerto Rico was in a City Hall demonstration asking de Blasio not to leave María survivors behind. (Photo via El Diario)

De Blasio Throws Lifeline to Desperate María Survivors

New York, Puerto Rican April 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that the city will help nearly 100 Puerto Rican families and Hurricane Maria victims stay in their hotels as FEMA announced it is cutting off housing payments, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Rican families affected by hurricane María fear homelessness after FEMA announced it will stop housing payments on April 21. (Photo via El Diario)

María Victims in Shock as FEMA Suddenly Ends Housing Subsidies

New York, Puerto Rican April 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Puerto Rican families who took refuge in New York after Hurricane María risk getting thrown on the streets after FEMA suddenly announced it will stop paying for their housing next weekend, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“Six months later, our island is still in crisis,” said José López, Organizing Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY). (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Six Months after María, Urging Action

Health, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Make the Road NY and families from Puerto Rico urged more government action to alleviate still-desperate conditions on the island, Manhattan Times reports.

Recovery work from Hurricane Sandy has finally begun at NYCHA's Coney Island Houses (photo via Kings County Politics)

Sandy Recovery Work Begins at Coney Island Houses

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing May 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Work has begun at NYCHA’s Coney Island Houses to repair the buildings four and half years after Hurricane Sandy hit, and to protect the buildings against damage in future storms, Kings County Politics reports.

The Rockaway Boardwalk (Photo by Nick Normal, Creative commons license)

Section of Rebuilt Rockaways Boardwalk Opens

Environment, Queens May 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A new stretch of the boardwalk opened in the Rockaways on May 22, and The Wave reported on the commitment of the city to spending all $480 million in FEMA funds in the Rockaways.

Far Rockaway boardwalk, six weeks after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (Photo by cgc76, Creative Commons license)

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

Environment, In the News, Politics, Queens September 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.

Jannett Rosero and her family saw their New Jersey house submerged under 22 feet of water. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

Environment, In the News, Metro Area October 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left their native Honduras after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch to find the same fate in New York 14 years later.

Young Israel of Oceanside in Long Island, one of 72 synagogues in the New York area damaged by superstorm Sandy (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Jewish Community Split Over Federal Aid For Sandy-Hit Synagogues

Environment, In the News, Middle Eastern, Politics, Religion February 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

Men recovering belongings from flooded home in Staten Island after Sandy. (Photo by Saundi Wilson, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

City to Assess Families ‘Living in the Shadows’

The City of New York has launched a program that will take inventory of the short and long-term needs of undocumented immigrants impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Commissioner Fatima Shama of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.

Photo by Daniel Schwen via City Limits

Brighton Beach Basement Renters, Mostly Latinos, Devastated by Damages

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News, Latino December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Latino community of Brighton Beach, many of whom lived in basement apartments that were flooded and destroyed by the raising waters, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.

Coney Island Avenue in Brighton Beach after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Love of Sea Has Meant Much Damage for Russian Businesses

Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Environment November 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

“It’s hard to imagine the level of damage our businesses have suffered,” Alec Teytel, of the Bensonhurst Business Club, told Russkaya Reklama. “Many of them are located in the areas worst hit by the hurricane – all because we, Russians, love to live and work close to the Ocean.”

The aftermath of Sandy in Coney Island. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for FEMA Help Thru Citizen Children

Economy, Environment, Immigration, In the News, New York November 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for financial assistance from FEMA but Sandy victims without papers can apply if any member of the household has lawful status, including a child, reports the Sing Tao Daily.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteer efforts have sometimes been more visible than official government recovery work. From feeding the hungry to treating the sick to doing clean-up work in flooded houses, neighborhood groups and grassroots collectives have coordinated a multifaceted response to the storm. At left, teachers from central Brooklyn pass out batteries and other supplies to Coney Islanders in the MCU Park parking lot. (Photo by Neil deMause via City Limits)
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Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News November 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community groups are filling the void.

A man passes by the top of a tree which was blown down by the heavy winds of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Environment, Featured Posts, New York, Opinion November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.