Information on Staten Island emergency services, recovery how to's, and property damage reporting
posted over 2 years ago by SIrecovers
Information about emergency services:
Where to charge batteries: Google Crisis Map: Power Outages Relief Centers http://goo.gl/6zvrT
ConEd service map: http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/default.html
Dry ice is being distributed at the entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street.
Goethals Bridge open, no HOV restriction.
Staten Island Ferry open.
Public schools closed until Monday; teachers to report Friday. No school until Wednesday for Tottenville.
All Staten Island express buses have resumed with limited service. S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S53, S54, S55, S56, S57, S59, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, SBS79 & S93 buses have resumed limited service with delays.
The city Department of Sanitation is making scheduled garbage collections as conditions permit.
Recycling collections are suspended.
Mail is being delivered as storm conditions permit.
GROCERIES Shoprite: Forest ave/Richmond ave
SHOPS SI Mall is open and free wifi at coffee shop. Most stores cash only.
Top Tomato on Victory
Barnes & Nobles is open - can charge phones.
How to guides/ advice for storm recovery
Guide on where to start with clean-up & how to deal with mold: http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/Cleanup/SurveyingtheDamageMakingaPlan.aspx …
Do not touch any electrical lines, treat them as if they were live.
Do not cut down or remove trees yourself; leave it to the professionals. Stay out of all City parks until they are safe.
Throw away frozen foods lower than temp: A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours; a half-full freezer for 24 hours.
Perishable items left for more than 48 hours should be thrown out -- that includes eggs, dairy products, leftovers and deli items, as well as uncooked poultry, meat and seafood
Ketchup, pickles, jellies, peanut butter are okay to keep. Don't open the fridge often - it raises the temp.
If your appliances have been in contact with water, contact a licensed plumbing or heating contractor to make sure the appliances are safe to operate.
Don't forget to check outdoor appliances, such as pool heaters and gas grills.
Take as many photos of the damage done to your home and personal items, and list them. Insurance adjusters will want this ASAP.
Resources for damaged property for homeowners, renters, businesses:
homeowners, renters and businesses, should go to http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Federal Small Business Administration on disaster recovery assistance.... http://goo.gl/Oii6E
Federal Emergency Management Administration: www.fema.gov or 1-800-621-3362 to register for disaster assistance. FEMA application process for disaster relief: http://goo.gl/Vvi9B
For art-related losses, CERF+ offers grants & support. http://craftemergency.org
Con Ed: www.conEd.com, 1-800-752-6633
National Grid: www1.nationalgridus.com, 718-643-4050