Hurricane Sandy Info & Updates, How You Can Help LI Recover, News & More in November 2nds's Newsletter

Long Island is still putting the pieces back together after Hurricane Sandy - we've got the news you need as LI recovers from this storm, ...


This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
November 2nd, 2012
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Dear Long Islander,

This passed week, Long Island experienced one of the most devestating storms to ever hit the North East - Superstorm Sandy, dubbed "Frankenstorm", which left almost a million Long Islander without power,  thousands displaced, and a rising toll of death and injury. During this crisis, has strived to bring you the most up to date information, as well as the contact information for all of the local organizations you may need to reach for emergency assistance, provisions, and utility updates. As of Wednesday, we've put together a Post-Superstorm Sandy Guide, which concisely provides all of this information, as well as regular updates. As Long Island continues to recover, we will be here for you, Long Island - providing you with as much information as we can during this time of crisis. If you have an update, or would like to share your Hurricane Sandy story or pictures with us, email, and someone from our team will get back to you as quickly as possible. Stay safe, Long Island.

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Helping Long Islanders Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy
In the past week, countless Long Islanders have experienced untold damages to their homes, and Kentstruction Home Improvement of Medford wants you to know that they're here to help as LI begins to recooperate from the biggest storm to ever hit the North East. Since 1981, they have been providing Long Islanders with superb customer service, quality materials, and construction services for projects both big and small, commercial and residential. Their record of excellence speaks for itself, and if you are in need of a contractor, whether to repair or update your home, Kentstruction is there for you - providing the quality, affordable options you need to get your house back in tip top shape. Give them a call today for an estimate, and have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.
For more information, please visit their website, call 631-654-0233 or 516-672-6636.
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Hurricane Sandy: What You Need to Know Post-Storm
Guide with Info, News & Resources That's Continually Being Updated
Hurricane Sandy, dubbed Frankenstorm, has come and gone, and left a trail of destruction in her path. Almost one million Long Islanders are without power, and thousands have been displaced from their homes because of the destruction brought on by the storm. State and Local Officials, including Gov. Cuomo,  are urging residents to stay inside if at all possible, and some townships are even asking residents to stay inside this evening, and celebrate a “postponed” Halloween this weekend because of the large number of downed wires and dangerous debris, making trick-or-treating this evening potentially very unsafe. As we begin to pick up the pieces, and put back together everything that Sandy has destroyed, it is important to remember to be up to date on the latest news updates, and keep on hand information pertaining to your local school district, LIPA, and emergency services providers that are aiding Long Islanders in this time of crisis. We’ve compiled some of the most important resources you’ll need in the upcoming days and weeks, and we will update this article regularly with information pertaining to Hurricane Sandy, so that you and your loved ones can stay safe and easily access all the resources you’ll need from one place.
To Read this Article & View the Full Guide on, click here.
Local Headlines
Sandy: A Storm for the Record Books
Women Smokers Triple Risk of Dying Early
School Closures on Long Island - What Districts Are Open
Cuomo, Schumer Talk Sandy Recovery, Implications
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If your home is in need of repair in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and you've been unsure who to call, not to worry - Pristine East End Contracting of Shirley is here, and ready to provide you with the contracting services you need, at reasonable prices you can afford. With almost two decades of hands-on experience, the professionals at Pristine East End Contracting have the knowledge and experience you can trust when renovating or repairing your home. Their superb craftmanship and high quality materials ensure that when they do the job, it will be done right the first time. For an estimate, or to schedule a consultation, give Pristine East End Contracting a call today.

For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-404-2221.
Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help Your Community Recover
Before she even hit, we knew that Hurricane Sandy would be one for the record books, but it was not until the damage has begun to be accessed that a true understanding of the destruction caused by Sandy has really sunk in. If you have been lucky enough to be left unscathed by Sandy, and you’d like to lend a hand to your neighbors, as well as other local Long Islanders in need, there are many ways to do so. There are opportunities to make donations in the form of food, clothing, supplies, much needed funds, as well as opportunities to volunteer to help clean up the post-storm mess. We’ve compiled a guide of some of the local & national organizations that are providing aid to those effected by Hurricane Sandy, and are in great need of your help and support as we begin to recover from the worst storm the North East has ever experienced.
  • Island Harvest is collecting donations of food and supplies at 199 Second Street, Mineola. Or, you can call them and to find out if a more local Donation Station has been set up near you – 516-294-8528.
  • Long Island Cares is collecting donations of food and supplies at 10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way), Hauppauge, NY. You can also make monetary donations via PayPal right on their website.
  • The Salvation Army is accepting donations online, and via text message to directly benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Simply text STORM to 80888 to make your donation of $10. If you are volunteer-certified, you can sign up to donate your time, and assist in disaster relief efforts.
  • AmeriCares is accepting donations through their website to assist them in their efforts to distribute much needed relief supplies such as clean water, medical supplies, food, and other necessities to those who need it most throughout the tri-state area.
  • The American Red Cross is in desperate need of additional funds, as they have been providing food and shelter to thousands of displaced people across nine states during the worst of the storm. You can make a donation directly to the Long Island Chapter right through their website, or you can make a donation of $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
  • The Red Cross is also coordinating Blood Drives across the country – there are patients in need of these life saving donations, despite the weather conditions.
  • If you’d like to schedule a Blood Donation, or find out what Blood Donation Centers are currently open on Long Island, you can call 800-933-2566, or visit the New York Blood Center’s website.
 If you’re affiliated with, or know of any local charities that will be organizing relief efforts for Long Islanders effected by Hurricane Sandy, let us know, and we will add them to this guide.  There’s a lot of work to be done as Long Island recovers from this storm, and your donations of funds, supplies, and time are appreciated by the entire community.
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Thank you for reading - If you find this newsletter helpful, make sure to forward it to friends, relatives and fellow Long Islanders. Have a happy and safe weekend and tell 'em you read about it in the Newsletter!

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