HOW TO HELP
Drop whatever donations you have to Resurrection School (2335 Gerritsen Avenue) or the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department (52 Seba Avenue) Anyone wishing to donate their effort may also report to those locations.
What is very much needed now is “Can Openers”, Canned Food, Non Perishable Foods, Pet Foods & Supplies, Snack Bars, Sterno Fuel Cans, Streno Heating Racks, Aluminum Food Trays, Aluminum Foil, Paper Plates & Bowls, Cups, Coffee Cups, Plastic Forks, Knifes, Spoons
baby wipes and supplies
CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS
Leave a note on your/your neighbor doors. Saying what was done, gas electric shut etc and if they are OK.
regular garbage will be picked up tonight and debris will be picked up with special trucks tomorrow from 7am to 3pm
have issued a request to the New York City Office of Emergency Management, asking that Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, be reclassified as a Zone A for evacuation declarations. I have requested that OEM immediately conduct the necessary review in order that a formal change from a Zone B to a Zone A for flooding evacuation purposes be implemented.
Gerritsen Beach suffered severe flooding as a result of an unusual high tide during Hurricane Sandy with almost all homes being affected. In fact, some homes were flooded at the first floor and numerous rescues had to be undertaken by first responders, and sadly a death did occur. Frankly if not for the heroic efforts of the City’s emergency responders and the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps, more lives may very well have been lost.