Each of us at UPSEU would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the families who have suffered a loss as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who work selfessly to keep the rest of us safe during the horrible storm. There is no greater sacrifice that putting others before oneself.
As time passes, our communities will come to appreciate, even more that they do now, how all of your hard work and dedication has affected them. UPSEU is proud to represent our local Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Responders and Dispatchers who serve our communities 24 hours a day to insure that we are safe. We are proud to represent our Public Works Department employees who work tirelessly into the night clearing our streets and helping to restore utilities. We are proud to represent our Custodial and Maintenance employees who continue to work to get our schools up and running again. And we are proud to represent our Health Care workers who care for our sick and elderly.
Finally, we want to thank each of you who have given a helping hand to a neighbor or co-worker and provided food and shelter to those in need. Sandy only lasted for a few days but your hard work will be remembered forever.
We hope that during the upcoming Holiday Season each of you will be able to spend some quality time with your families and friends enjoying time with those who we care about most.
Again, thank you for all that you do.
From the Officers and Staff of UPSEU.
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Local FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a readily accessible facility or mobile office which individuals can visit for information about Federal Emergency Management Agewncy (FEMA) or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to their case.
The Disaster Recovery Center Locator http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm will allow you to find the hours, services, and locations of nearby DRCs.
Long Island locations include:
Nassau Community College, 1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530
Open 7 days a week 8 am - 8 pm, except Thursday hours are 8:30 am - 8 pm
Island Park Village Hall, 127 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558
Open 7 days a week 8 am - 8 pm
Long Beach Recreation Center & Ice Arena, 700 Magnolia Blvd, Long Beach, NY 11561
Open 7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Riverhead Community Center, 300 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901
Open 7 days a week 8 am - 8 pm
Southhold Town Hall, 53095 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971
Open Tuesday & Wednesday 7 am - 5 pm
Some of the services that a DRC may provide include:
Guidance regarding disaster recovery assistance and programs for survivors
Clarification of any written correspondance received FEMA
Housing assistance and rental resource information
Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrsls to agencies that may provide further assistance
Status of applications being processed by FEMA
Samll Business Administration (SBA) 0program information regarding assistance
Registration for FEMS assistance via telephone
If you wish to lend a hand in your community or help the not-for-profit and emergency aid organizations who are collecting for victims: