Southern Brooklyn

Fidler Organizes Public Meetings With FEMA For Residents Affected By Sandy

City Councilman Lew Fidler. Photo by Erica Sherman

Residents in the 46th Councilmanic District and beyond, who suffered property loss or damage from Hurricane Sandy, are invited to attend a public meeting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be participating in.

Citizens affected by the superstorm can gain more information and have their questions answered during the session organized by Councilman Fidler in cooperation with Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and State Senator John Sampson, at the Kings Bay Y, Wednesday evening, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. The Kings Bay Y is located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue V, across the street from Perry’s Diner.

Fidler stated:

“We live in a coastal area so our community was directly wounded by the recent storm. Therefore, I am absolutely dedicated to bringing in every resource possible to help our community fully heal. Since the storm, I’ve secured generators, clothing, trucks of food and needed supplies and continue to work hard to see the restoration of basic services. But information on available aid is also needed, which is why these meetings are so important.”

Another meeting, also organized by Fidler, will be held outside of our area tomorrow night, November 13 at 7:00 p.m., in cooperation with Assemblyman Alan Maisel and State Senator John Sampson at the Canarsie HES, 9502 Seaview Avenue, at the corner of East 95th Street, near St. Jude’s Church.

For additional information, contact Fidler’s office at (718) 241-9330. The councilman noted that, due to high call volume, busy signals may be encountered, but he and his staff remain available to help.

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  1. did anybody receive anything from fema yet who did not have flood insurance??? for the house repairs furniture etc…?

  2. I had no flood insurance. My condo’s basement got flooded. Loses are: hardwood floors, sheetrock walls, doors, furniture, electronic equipment, etc.
    FEMA granted me $96.

  3. I live in a coop where there are other unfortunate people who lost much but who unwisely had no insurance. These are not “poor people,” they had nicely renovated apartments with plenty of upgrades. But they had poor priorities or poor judgement.

    Very tough way to learn this lesson, but hopefully they and others will not suffer as much in the future as a result of the lesson.

  4. Poor judgement? I had insurance but not flood insurance.

    All the people I know that got flooded now did not have flood insurance either. Because the last time water was on my street was 1938 and I didn’t even know it until now.

    Anyway, for me flood insurance is about $400 a year extra. If I had paid that for almost 20 years I’ve lived in this neighborhood that would be the same money that I’m going to spend on the repairs now. BTW, I’m not going to buy flood now either because I’m betting this won’t happen for at least another 20 years. But if it does, then you can rightfully call my judgement poor.


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