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COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON * WHAT...Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Southern Queens, Northwest Suffolk and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 3 PM EDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking waves will result in localized dune toe erosion along the ocean beachfront.

FEMA STEP Program Deadline is TODAY, Jan. 18

Today, Jan. 18, is the last day to apply for the FEMA STEP program in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Today is the last day to apply for the FEMA Shelter and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program to receive emergency residential essential and necessary repairs following Superstorm Sandy.

The program was initiated after the storm devastated the region in order to allow New Yorkers without electricity to shelter in their storm-damaged homes while permanent repairs were completed.  The STEP program is ongoing, but Jan. 18 is the last day residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties have the option to apply for the program.
Suffolk residents should call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment for an assessment of their home.  Nassau residents should call 1-888-684-4267.
After the assessment is completed, the homeowner will receive information about the scope of the work, and a contractor will be assigned to perform the repairs.  All work will be completed within 60 days of the home’s assessment.
Be sure to contact the appropriate office before the end-of-business today, Jan. 18 in order to receive assistance through this program.