Help for homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy

ISLAND PARK, LONG ISLAND (PIX11) – Three months after the storm hit and one family’s home is still completely ruined from Hurricane Sandy. Greg Mocker caught up with a woman living in Island Park. Her insurance company told her “not to cry and complain because they go through hurricanes every year.” After countless attempts to get some financial aid, ¬†she turned to PIX11 for help.

 

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  • Maryellen Faherty

    I APPLIED AND COMPLETED AN APPLICATION WITH RAPID REPAIR PROGRAM THE FIRST WEEK IT OPENED, they came out and accessed my home November 23rd and said they would be back in two days to start the work and they were a no show. I called and they informed me they changed the program and they would have a supervisor call me back and that didn't happened, and when I called back they told me they fired the contactors and are hiring new ones, and they would get back to me soon, and since my mother was of ill health and she was a priority on their list. After a week went by I got no phone call so i called and i was told the program was a flop, and that they would call soon, After another week went I called and they said finally we have help for you and be at the home between December 30th and January 3rd from 7.30 am and 4pm and the work will get done, so i was there during those dates and hours in a home with no heat or electricity and Rapid Repair did not show. I seen contractors on my mothers block and went from one supervisor to another and they told me why would Rapid Repair tell to be here at the house during these dates, we are delivering or doing amy work at all on this block during these. Shortly after speaKING TO THEM I GO OUTSIDE OUR HOME AND RAPID REPAIR WAS DELIVERY A BOILER AND HOT WATER TANK TO OUR NEIGHBORS HOME AND I SPOKE TO THE MEN AND THEY TOLD ME WE WERE NOT ON THE LIST AT ALL AND WE WOULD NEED TO BE RE-ACCESSED BECAUSE THE TIME I APPLIED FOR RAPID REPAIR THEM CONTRACTORS WERE FIRED AND NOW THERE IS NEW ONES WHO WILL HAVE TO ACCESS OUR HOME BEFORE QWE EVEN GET ON A LIST, OH MY GOD, SO TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE TO MY MOTHERS HOME AND ALL THE RUN AROUND, LIES, WITH RAPID REPAIR WE WERE SCARCED AND AT RISK OF HOUSE PIPES BURSTING AS THE HOUSE IS LOCATED ON A CORNER BY THE BAY, SO TP PRTECT THE HPUSE FROM FURTHER DAMAGE WE HIRED A ELECTRICIAN, AND PLUMBER TO INSTALL LIGHTS, HEAT AND HOT WATER, WHICH MAYOR BLOOMBERG GOT THE FUNDING FOR THE HOMEOWNERS EFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY, SO FINALLY MY QUESTION IS WHO IS GOING TO GIVE BACK THE MONEY SPENT ON THIS REPAIRS RAPID REPAIR PROGRAM GOT FUNDING FOR TO THE HOMEOWNERS THAT SUFFERED WITH THIS RAPID REPAIR PROGRAM AND HAD TP PROTECT THEIR HOMES FROM FURTHER DAMAGE. IF YOU HELP WITH ADVICE PLEASE CALL MARY 1 718 726-0903

  • DAWN

    EVERYONE SEEMS TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT STATEN ISLAND, LONG ISLAND, BELLE HARBOUR, BROOKLYN !!!! WHAT ABOUT ROCKAWAY. NO ONE CARED ABOUT US BEFORE SANDY SO I GUESS THAT'S WHY WE DONT COUNT NOW. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAR ROCKAWAY, ROCKAWAY BEACH/ ROCKAWAY PARK AND BELLE HARBOUR. IT'S CALLED ECONOMICS. THERE IS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND IT IS BUILDING.

  • Sandra

    Dear Greg Mocker,

    Can you please look into Coney Islands Sandy Hurricane recovery process? I'm concerned about our Coney Island Beach sand being returned unclean from the street to the beach! Paid subcontractors by NYC Parks are now handling our Beautiful Beach in unsanitary ways! Please investigate on West 16th Street; us New Yorkers care about our Beaches!

  • Steve Warren

    It's just so wrong when the very institutions that are supposed to help won't lift a finger in times like this. I just hope they realize they can be sued for neglecting their obligations.

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