County Government Shares Recovery Resources

Rockland buses are free through Sunday, Nov. 4, the shelter at RCC remains open and info is available for those who cannot work because of Hurricane Sandy


The Rockland County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to  coordinate emergency response activities provided this updated storm-related information for residents:

To save gas and keep cars off the road, all Rockland County Public  Transportation Buses are fully operational and FREE to all residents in Rockland County through Sunday, November 4th.  For schedule information, visit:  rocklandbus.com.

For current information and assistance with recovery from Hurricane Sandy, call InfoRock at 845-364-2020, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Share this phone number with neighbors, family and friends.

To report power outages contact Orange & Rockland at 877-434-4100 or at www.oru.com.

The shelter at the Rockland Community College Field House in Suffern remains open. Transportation is available and FREE on Rockland County Public
Transportation buses.  Call InfoRock from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 364-2020 for more information or visit rocklandbus.com for routes.

Residents are encouraged to register at www.NyAlert.gov to receive emergency information via cell and text messaging. Those without electricity can register by calling 1-888-697-6972.

Rockland County has been added to FEMA's Major Disaster declaration.This action makes federal funding available to affected individuals including grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the disaster. Residents wishing to begin the process of applying can call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA or www.disasterassistance.gov

Send photos of storm damage to Rocklanddamages@gmail.com

The New York State of Department of Labor is offering  to help register impacted New Yorkers for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in person.
Anyone unemployed due to Hurricane Sandy is immediately eligible and can
submit a claim to the Department of Labor. The criterion for collecting disaster assistance is broader than for collecting regular unemployment benefits. Specifically, an individual can collect disaster assistance in any of the following cases:

● Injured in the disaster and unable to work, whether the person is
an employee or self-employed.
● Workplace is damaged, or destroyed, or the person cannot work
because of the disaster.
● Transportation to work is not available because of the disaster.
● Cannot get to work because must travel through the affected area,
which is impossible due to disaster.
● Planned to begin working, but cannot because of the disaster.
● Derived most of income from areas affected by the disaster, and
business is closed or inoperable because of the disaster.
Examples of self-employment include small business owners, independent
taxi drivers, vendors, independent commercial fisherman, and farmers.
To apply for unemployment benefits or disaster unemployment assistance, those affected by the storm and have lost their job or income should call the Telephone Claims Center (TCC) at 1-888-209-8124.

Sign up at www.nyalert.gov or call 1-888-697-6972 for notifications in your area.

Rhea Vogel November 05, 2012 at 04:08 AM
The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy will be felt in Rockland for many weeks and months to come. As the umbrella organization for charitable giving in the County, the Rockland Community Foundation is responding to the needs of our residents by currently accepting applications for financial assistance to those most severely impacted. The Foundation is currently taking grant applications from county based non-profit organizations and individuals for the following funds: Community Crisis Relief Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Active Cares Fund - Non-profit organizations only Boulders Fund - Non-profit organizations only North Rockland Emergency Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Applications will be reviewed weekly, and grants made as funds are available, until further notice. Applications can be accessed via any of the following: • The Rockland Community Foundation website: www.rocklandgives.org • email: info@rocklandgives.org • phone: 845-947-286 • Rockland County Town and Village Halls (in person after November 8) If you have been fortunate to not been affected by this storm please consider making a donation to one or more of these funds. Donations can be made via: Check or Money Order made payable to the Rockland Community Foundation, P.O. Box 323, New City, NY 10956 or by Credit card or PayPal at http://www.rocklandgives.org. Contributions remain here in Rockland for those who need it most. Thank you.


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