Southern Brooklyn

FEMA Coming To Our Area To Discuss Irene-Related Property Damages


Residents in our area will be able to meet with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local elected officials, on separate dates and locations to discuss issues related to property damage incurred by Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene.

The two individual events are as follows:

  • October 17, 7 p.m. at the Kings Bay Y, 3459 Nostrand Avenue between Avenues U and V: Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, & Councilman Lew Fidler invite you to meet with representatives from FEMA and other agencies to obtain assistance with damage resulting from Hurricane Irene
  • October 19, 7 p.m., at the Cort Club, 2648 Gerritsen Avenue between Devon and Channel avenues: State Senator Martin J. Golden and the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association will welcome officials from FEMA and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for a town hall meeting, which will allow area homeowners and residents, who have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene, to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives of Congressman Bob Turner’s office will also be in attendance.

For more information, contact the district office of your elected official:

Assemblyman Alan Maisel: (718) 968-2770 or email [email protected]

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein: (718) 648-4700

Councilman Lew Fidler: (718) 241-9316 or email [email protected]

State Senator Martin J. Golden: (718) 238-6044 or email [email protected]

Congressman Bob Turner: (718) 520-9001 or email

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  1. I went last night. Some interesting facts. Registration with fema has a deadline of Oct. 31. Many cases are being referred to SBA for homeowner loans and people who rent can also get a loan for personal property loss if insurance does not cover. The rate is as low as 2.5% or 5% for people with a lot of assets.
    Even more interesting was the law firm (that was invited by a resident) signing people up to sue the city for damage from the storm on Sept 14.

  2. FEMA extended the registration deadline to November 30th.
    I wonder if the Yeshiva on Y and E27th filed to sue the city for the Sept. 14th rain damage. The school yard was filled with water as was some of the surrounding areas.


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