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New York State Doesn’t Want Sandy’s Victims To Miss Out On Help

Boats in downtown Piermont (credit: Moritz Eisold)

Boats in downtown Piermont (credit: Moritz Eisold)

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PIERMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - As the victims of superstorm Sandy struggle to recover, New York State officials want them to make sure they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get help.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Marcia Norton is one of Sandy’s victims. She’s faced flooding before and isn’t surprised that insurance may not cover her loses outside of her home, but she is hoping for some help in fixing 56 feet of sea wall and much of her lawn lost to the Hudson River.

“The land behind the sea wall. The hillside above that,” she said. “Most of the time I’ve spent having people come in and give me estimates.”

New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones is among the members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet out in disaster centers like the one at the village hall in Piermont, letting people know that there is help from FEMA and from state agencies.

“Insurance, financial services, make sure they know what’s available to them,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

But the clock is running on applying for various aid programs and the center in Piermont is open until Wednesday at 5 p.m.

You can also call a free hotline at 800-339-1759.