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Business Resources for Hurricane Sandy

This page has been created by The Business Council to provide a list of resources
for our members — and all businesses across New York State — to help them find useful information they made need to recover from the affects of Hurricane Sandy. We hope that these links will be helpful to those businesses that have incured losses to their company from the storm.

 — Heather Briccetti, President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Live updates on storm recovery - New York Times

News

Business Resources

U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS
NEW YORK
Incident: Hurricane Sandy, Occurring: October 27, 2012 and continuing

A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding, How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process
Compliments of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

DisasterAssistance.gov

Disaster Assistance for Individuals/Families/Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

Protecting Property/Business from Disaster

Federal Resources

State Resources

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Storm Debris and Disposal Guidelines

Keeping your business safe and prepared:

  • Remove equipment from the floor and away from windows;
  • Document all emergency and technical support numbers
  • Take pictures of your office and equipment for insurance purposes
  • Find out what your building management plans are to avoid abrupt shutdowns

Preparing for a power outage:

  • Charge all cell phones and laptops
  • Make sure gas tanks are full in your vehicles
  • Have flashlights handy with plenty of batteries.
  • Stock up on water, necessary health care supplies and non-perishable foods to last a few days
  • Turn off all unnecessary electrical devices