The Rockland County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to coordinate emergency response activities provided this updated storm-related information for residents:
To save gas and keep cars off the road, all Rockland County Public Transportation Buses are fully operational and FREE to all residents in Rockland County through Sunday, November 4th. For schedule information, visit: rocklandbus.com.
For current information and assistance with recovery from Hurricane Sandy, call InfoRock at 845-364-2020, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Share this phone number with neighbors, family and friends.
To report power outages contact Orange & Rockland at 877-434-4100 or at www.oru.com.
The shelter at the Rockland Community College Field House in Suffern remains open. Transportation is available and FREE on Rockland County Public
Transportation buses. Call InfoRock from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 364-2020 for more information or visit rocklandbus.com for routes.
Residents are encouraged to register at www.NyAlert.gov to receive emergency information via cell and text messaging. Those without electricity can register by calling 1-888-697-6972.
Rockland County has been added to FEMA's Major Disaster declaration.This action makes federal funding available to affected individuals including grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the disaster. Residents wishing to begin the process of applying can call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA or www.disasterassistance.gov
Send photos of storm damage to Rocklanddamages@gmail.com
The New York State of Department of Labor is offering to help register impacted New Yorkers for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in person.
Anyone unemployed due to Hurricane Sandy is immediately eligible and can
submit a claim to the Department of Labor. The criterion for collecting disaster assistance is broader than for collecting regular unemployment benefits. Specifically, an individual can collect disaster assistance in any of the following cases:
● Injured in the disaster and unable to work, whether the person is
an employee or self-employed.
● Workplace is damaged, or destroyed, or the person cannot work
because of the disaster.
● Transportation to work is not available because of the disaster.
● Cannot get to work because must travel through the affected area,
which is impossible due to disaster.
● Planned to begin working, but cannot because of the disaster.
● Derived most of income from areas affected by the disaster, and
business is closed or inoperable because of the disaster.
Examples of self-employment include small business owners, independent
taxi drivers, vendors, independent commercial fisherman, and farmers.
To apply for unemployment benefits or disaster unemployment assistance, those affected by the storm and have lost their job or income should call the Telephone Claims Center (TCC) at 1-888-209-8124.
Sign up at www.nyalert.gov or call 1-888-697-6972 for notifications in your area.