HURRICANE SANDY RESOURCES
Village of Freeport Sandy Recovery Meeting - view a video of the meeting
Friends of Freeport - a non-profit group of Freeporters who are committed to assisting fellow Freeporters recover from Sandy.
Village of Freeport Sandy Energy Star Rebate Program
The deadline for the Sandy Energy Star Appliance Replacement Rebate Program was extended until funds are depleted. Eligible applicants must have been an active customer of record as of 10/28/2012 and must purchase a new Energy Star rated appliance. Download the application here.
Project HOPE- Project HOPE helps you move forward by providing confidential support that helps you understand your emotional and physical reactions tot he impact of Hurricaine Sandy and by providing information so you can examine your options and learn about available resources that can assist you with your recovery. Project HOPE provides: individual crisis counseling, informational/educational support, group crisis counseling, public education, community networking and support, resource linkage, assessment, referrals, and more. Representatives from Project HOPE will be in the lobby of the Freeport Memorial Library on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10-2, or you can reach them 24/7 by phone at 1-800-543-3373. There will be group sessions held at the Library on Tuesday, April 9, and April 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and April 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Nassau County Clerk Hotline - 516-571-3629 - County residents whose important documents, such as deed, or mortgage documents, were lost or damaged in the storm can call this number for assistance obtaining replacement documents.
Hurricane Sandy Rumor Control - There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social networks regarding the response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy. Rumors spread fast. Check here often for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status.
Nassau County Bar Association Free Clinics- To help residents deal with the many legal issues involved in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, Marian Rice, president of the Nassau County Bar Association, today announced that the Bar Association is hosting a series of free Superstorm Sandy Legal Consultation Clinics for Nassau residents adversely affected by recent events. There is also a hotline, which is mentioned at the bottom of the flyer linked above. "In other efforts, NCBA is participating in the statewide hotline for lawyer referral and information service (1-800-699-5636), sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Callers will receive free telephone consultations."
Relief and Recovery Resources
- Coping wtih Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events
- Facebook Page: Rebuilding Freeport
- Tips for Talking to Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- Mangano: Crisis Counseling Available to Residents Suffering in Storm Aftermath
- Help After a Disaster - Applicant Guide from FEMA (pdf)
- Nassau County - Important Phone Numbers (pdf)
- Transitional Shelter Assistance Fact Sheet from FEMA (pdf)
- FEMA Assistance to Individuals and Households Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Sandy Relief Info from Ed Mangano's Office (pdf)
- American Red Cross
- Disaster Information Management Research Center
- Freeport Emergency Numbers and Information
- Nassau County Web Site
- Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
- Emergency Information from Senator Fuschillo, Jr.
- New York City Office of Emergency Management
- Health Tips After a Storm
- Hurricane Helpline for New York State Residents
- New York State Disaster Recovery Centers
- Hurricane Sandy Recovery from USA.gov
- Department of Labor - Hurricane Sandy Resources
- Department of Labor - Temporary Employment Preliminary Registration - The New York State Department of Labor has been awarded grant funds to hire workers to assist in the cleanup of Hurricane Sandy. The grant will be used to help clean up impacted communities in Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester Counties. You must be unemployed either prior to, or as a result of, Hurricane Sandy.
- Long Island Volunteer Center - An affiliate of HandsOn Network, the Long Island Volunteer Center is working with local partner agencies, and national HandsOn Network to identify volunteer opportunities in the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy to ensure a coordinated response.
- Food Safety