The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.
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As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left their native Honduras after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch to find the same fate in New York 14 years later.
As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.
The City of New York has launched a program that will take inventory of the short and long-term needs of undocumented immigrants impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Commissioner Fatima Shama of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced.
Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Latino community of Brighton Beach, many of whom lived in basement apartments that were flooded and destroyed by the raising waters, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.
“It’s hard to imagine the level of damage our businesses have suffered,” Alec Teytel, of the Bensonhurst Business Club, told Russkaya Reklama. “Many of them are located in the areas worst hit by the hurricane – all because we, Russians, love to live and work close to the Ocean.”
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for financial assistance from FEMA but Sandy victims without papers can apply if any member of the household has lawful status, including a child, reports the Sing Tao Daily.
Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community groups are filling the void.
What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.
Hurricane Sandy could end up creating an array of job opportunities for day laborers, contractors and drivers as the city starts to to rebuild and get workers to and from work in areas without subway service, El Diario La Prensa reported.