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PIANY, NY YIP Presidents Visit Sandy-Affected Agents on Long Island

PIANY President Michael Skeele, CIC, CPIA, and NY-YIP President Gino Orrino visited with a number of agents in hardest-hit areas of Long Island to discuss their needs and offer PIANY’s continued support and resources in the ongoing recovery from Tropical Cyclone Sandy...
December 5, 2012

PIANY President Michael Skeele, CIC, CPIA, and NY-YIP President Gino Orrino visited with a number of agents in hardest-hit areas of Long Island to discuss their needs and offer PIANY’s continued support and resources in the ongoing recovery from Tropical Cyclone Sandy. “Our members in these areas are amazing; they have had to deal with their personal losses while still making sure that they are there to help their clients—sometimes in temporary office space as their own agencies are still not operational,” said Skeele. “I am humbled by the severity of what they have had to face, and I commend them for their incredible professionalism and their resilience.”

FEMA/NFIP Sandy Available Resources

• For information about Hurricane Sandy Recovery, visit: www.fema.gov/sandy
• To apply for Disaster Assistance, visit: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
• To see if you are eligible for Hazard Mitigation grants and loans, visit: www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance
• To ask questions and get information about Sandy Disaster related flood insurance and general information about Advisory Base Flood Elevations, call your local agent or the National Flood Insurance Program Help Center at 1-800-427-4661
• To learn how your community may rebuild safer and stronger and potentially moderate your flood insurance premiums download the FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After Hurricane Sandy factsheet by visiting http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6651
• Additional information on Advisory Base Flood Elevations will be available in December 2012 on FEMA Region II’s Coastal Website, visit: www.Region2Coastal.com
• For information about local building code and permit requirements, contact your community officials.
• To learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program or find an insurance agent, visit: www.FloodSmart.gov or call 1-888-229-0437

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