FEMA officials to meet with Gerritsen Beach residents

State Sen. Marty Golden, center, pictured at a recent event in Bay Ridge, will host a post-Sandy town hall for Gerritsen Beach residents Thursday night. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Residents of Gerritsen Beach whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy will get a chance to get the latest information on the recover effort from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials at a town hall meeting on Dec. 27.

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) is sponsoring the town hall, which will take place at PS 277, at 2529 Gerritsen Ave., at 7 p.m.

Gerritsen Beach sustained a great deal of damage in the Oct. 29 super-storm, according to residents, who said they were puzzled by the fact that the waterfront community was not designated as a mandatory evacuation zone by the Bloomberg Administration prior to the hurricane. The blog Gerritsen Beach reported that the mayor changed the neighborhood’s designation earlier this month and that the community is now a Zone A area, meaning that it is a mandatory evacuation zone.

Golden said officials from the New York City departments of Health, Finance and Buildings, have also been invited to the town hall to answer questions from residents. In addition, representatives from the New York State Department of Financial Services are expected to attend the session to answer any insurance-related questions from residents.

For more information, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.



December 26, 2012 - 2:31pm



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