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Hurricane Irene: Recovery Resources

 

Updated Northeastern, NY Hurricane Relief and Recovery Assistance Guides:

  NER Hurricane Relief and Recovery   (PDF 649kb)

  Disaster Guide - HV   (PDF 248kb)

  Disaster Guide - ADR    (PDF 266kb)

 

Mental Health First Aid Training for Non-Mental Health Professionals by NYC DOHMH

 

It is our true pleasure to announce that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering a free five-day instructor training opportunity in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), which will take place September 17-21, 2012.

 

A Mental Health First Aid Instructor is a person who is certified to teach the 12-hour MHFA-USA adult course to non-mental health professionals, including members of the general public. DOHMH has offered the MHFA (12 hour) course throughout the year and it has been extremely well received and evaluated. Non- mental health professionals  who have taken the course, strongly feel this training is beneficial, practical, and a much needed asset to their personal and professional communities.

If you are interested in attending please contact Tiffany Smith at tsmith9@health.nyc.gov or 347-396-6924.

 

 

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, individual assistance is available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties.  In addition, public assistance is available for NYC agencies and eligible Private Not for Profits (PNPs) that sustained damage or have response/recovery costs associated with Hurricane Irene (DR 4020) in all 5 boroughs.

 

Individual Assistance:

Residents and small businesses in a total of 27 counties are now eligible to apply for the following assistance: the Individuals and Households Program, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, USDA food coupons and distribution, USDA food commodities, Disaster Legal Services, the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Small Business Administration disaster loans.

The counties currently eligible for individual assistance are as follows:

·         Individual Assistance (Assistance to individuals and households): Albany, Bronx, Columbia, Clinton, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester counties.

 

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

 

Public Assistance:

On August 31, 2011, New York City received a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Irene (DR 4020).  All five NYC counties were included in the declaration.  The next step will be an Applicant’s Briefing for all NYC agencies and eligible Private Not for Profits (PNPs) that sustained damage or have response/recovery costs associated with the event.

 

The Applicant Briefings for New York City will take place on:

 

Friday September 16th, 2011

 

NYC Office of Emergency Management

165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn

 

There will be two sessions

10:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

The briefing will go over eligibility for applicants, facilities, types of work and costs

 

A representative from each agency should attend one of the briefings

To RSVP, email Mariel Diaz (mdiaz@oem.nyc.gov) with the name (and session time) of each individual who will be attending

 

Following is a link to the form: “Request for Public Assistance”:  http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2658.  If possible please fill in the point of contact info and bring to the Applicant Briefing (each city agency will be an individual “applicant.”)  While applicants have 30 days to submit this form, FEMA would like to collect as many as possible up front.

 

After the Applicant Briefing, FEMA will contact each applicant to schedule a Kickoff Meeting.  This meeting is where FEMA will begin to work directly with that agency to identify damages and write up project worksheets to cover actual costs.  FEMA gives applicants 60 days from the kickoff meeting to identify all potential costs; however, the more prepared you are to present actual costs with supporting documentation the quicker and easier it will be.

 

Good Afternoon,

Individual assistance is available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties. In addition, public assistance is available for NYC agencies and eligible Private Not for Profits (PNPs) that sustained damage or have response/recovery costs associated with Hurricane Irene (DR 4020) in all 5 boroughs.

I would like to encourage anyone who is eligible to file for FEMA Individual Assistance (household) or Public Assistance (damaged facilities, non-profits etc). Please do it even if you do not think you qualify. The deadline to apply for Individual Assistance is October 30th. The deadline to apply for Public Assistance is September 30th.

As a reminder, the Public Assistance applicant briefing for NYC will be held tomorrow September 16th at 10:00am or 1:00pm at NYC Office of Emergency Management , 165 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn. The briefing will go over eligibility for applicants, facilities, types of work and costs. A representative from each agency should attend one of the briefings. To RSVP, email Mariel Diaz (mdiaz@oem.nyc.gov) with the name (and session time) of each individual who will be attending

Following is a link to the form: “Request for Public Assistance”: If possible please fill in the point of contact info and bring to the Applicant Briefing (each city agency will be an individual “applicant.”) While applicants have 30 days to submit this form, FEMA would like to collect as many as possible up front.

You can search for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) currently open in your area by using FEMA’s online DRC Locator: FEMA's Online Disaster Recovery Center Locator

 

  • FEMA Registrations: (800) 621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
  • FEMA Registration deadline: Individual Assistance Registrations must be made within 60 days of the declaration date. (October 30, 2011)
  • A FEMA Assistance flyer is available in English and Spanish on the NYVOAD website (www.nyvoad.org)
  • FEMA is looking to hire 13 new local FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) to serve the impacted area and hopes to hire from local communities.

 

Please find the following documents attached:

 

 

Good Afternoon,
To NYVOAD Members

 

Training Resources for Mud-Out Teams

   • ARC Repairing Your Flooded Home
   • ARC After the Flood
   • CDC Get rid of mold

Also below:
These resources are shared from Rev Carl Chamberlain (Upper New York
Conference Disaster Response Coordinator United Methodist Church)

Video web links from the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
(youtube)



These are going to be used at both the UMCOR/VIM training sites and by the LRD/Lutheran teams

hazard protection
   • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpXxJH9egc8&feature=youtu.be
structure/utilities
   • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQOU6S0Ck9k&feature=youtu.be

cleaning steps
   • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9JcIR2aeQ&feature=youtu.be
washing/sanitizing
   • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg1QzzWzz-Y&feature=youtu.be
drying structure
   • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9NJqwx3Adk&feature=youtu.be
preparing for winter (PDF)
   • http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/structu/ae1594.pdf

 

Be A Ready Congregation:

Faith-Based Resources:

 

   • NYDIS Alert News: (Click Here)

   • NYDIS Disaster Spiritual Care/Mental Health Manual for Religious Leaders: (Click Here)

   • NDIN Disaster Tip Sheets for U.S. Religious Leaders: (Click Here)

   • NDIN iNET - Free e-news for Faith-based Disaster Leaders : (Click Here)

 

Evacuation & Emergency Updates Resources:

 

   • Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder: (Click Here) or call 311

   • NYC Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map (PDF): (Click Here)

   • Ready New York Hurricanes Guide (11 Different Languages): (Click Here)

   • Sign up for Notify NYC, the City's emergency notification system at: www.NYC.gov/notify.

   • Check OEM's website for important information at: www.NYC.gov/oem.

 

Disaster Assistance & Recovery Resources:

 

   • American Red Cross "Safe & Well" (Missing Persons): (Click Here)

   • FEMA Disaster Help & Resources - DisasterAssistance.Gov: (Click Here)