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MEETING: Recover, Resist, Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy

Recover, Resist, Rebuild:
Labor Speaks out after Sandy
Friday, December 7
6 pm – 9 pm

25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY
We hope you will join us in opening up a discussion of
vital importance to labor and its allies–not only in
New York but in cities across the country.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Murphy Institute/CUNY
and the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street.
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Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, and other healthcare workers to Mayor: Make Fixing NYC’s Healthcare System Damaged by Sandy Your Top Priority

Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, and other healthcare workers to Mayor:
Make Fixing NYC’s Healthcare System Damaged by Sandy Your Top Priority
Contact: Bernadette Ellorin, New York State Nurses Association, 347-947-0671
Laurie Wen, Physicians for a National Health Program – New York Metro Chapter, 917-446-1610

When: Friday, November 16, 12 noon

Where: Steps of City Hall, New York
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After Sandy in Rockaway NYC

After Sandy in Rockaway NYC
from David Borenstein PLUS 2 days ago
Please consider helping communities affected by Sandy:
“Like” Occupy Sandy Relief NYC for up-to-date info on volunteer opportunities facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc?ref=ts&fref=ts
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NEW YORK COMMUNITIES AFTER SANDY crowd-sourcing MAP

This crowd-sourcing MAP is a platform to document short term community needs as well as long-term issues of the kind that were seen in New Orleans following Katrina—e.g., families being displaced by the activities of vulture developers. It draws attention to those directly affected by the hurricane but ignored by our society and to serve as a method of collecting and centralizing data from the community members and volunteers that have been active in the relief efforts. Continue reading

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NYC Public Advocate List of volunteer opportunities this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Dear Friend, We have clear weather on the way—and we plan on taking advantage of it to put hundreds of volunteers into hard-hit neighborhoods to help residents and businesses rebuild. It’s important work—collecting and delivering much-needed food and supplies, clearing out debris to help homeowners, and checking on elderly tenants that have gone without heat and water for days. Below … Continue reading

No'easter model for Thurs. a.m. Nov 8, 2012

A major Nor’easter coming this week will impact the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy .

A major nor’easter will impact the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy this coming week.
Based on the latest data and forecast model guidance, it is clear that a strong low pressure system will develop off the southeast US coast and head north, bringing wind-whipped precipitation to a region that definitely doesn’t need it. The forecast specifics still need to resolve over the next day or two, but it appears several hazards will present themselves to the region.
Even the most ominous forecast solution for the upcoming week is no where near the intensity and severity of Hurricane Sandy. But because the area is so much more vulnerable to bad weather than ever before, it’s important for us to pay close attention to the forecast and prepare for the possibilities of additional storm damage. The added threat of wintry weather and colder temperatures is also something to factor in, especially in areas that lack electricity and/or heat.
As currently forecast, conditions would degrade across the Hurricane Sandy impact area on Wednesday with the storm arriving on Thursday. While some forecast models suggest the storm will slow or stall, the storm should exit the northeast by Friday. Continue reading

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Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been approved in New York and New Jersey for eligible disaster survivors.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been approved in New York and New Jersey for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for shelter because they are unable to return to their homes for an extended period of time. This will provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damages.

For more information, disaster survivors should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Those 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. Continue reading

Volunteer for Hurrican Sandy Relief!

Volunteer sign up from NYC Public Advocate’s office – by time slot & area availability. They just called me to ask about special skills like CPR or having a car to drive. Here’s the link again to sign up. The Red Cross is asking for volunteers too! Sign up here!