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Rebuilding After Sandy Gerritsen Beach

Wednesday: One-On-One Recovery Workshop With FEMA, SBA, SBS & More – Get Help With Next Steps!

SHEEPSHEAD BITES is hosting another “business recovery workshop”, where business owners can come to get one-on-one help filling out forms and determining next steps in the recovery process.

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Gerritsen Beach WILL be classified as “Zone A”

Mayor Bloomberg today announced plans to protect the city from natural disasters such as Sandy.

Part of that plan is to update the NYC flood maps and extend the Zone A evacuation area to include Howard Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Williamsburg.

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Read the Press Release

Video: Gerritsen Beach After Sandy

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Community Meeting Wednesday

Senator Golden will be hosting a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach communities on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.

New York State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky and staff will attend, along with Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Nazli Parvizi and representatives of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Grid and Con Edison.

Senator Golden believes that each and every day, the people and the communities of Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, are making progress to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy However, there is no denying that those effected still need our assistance. I continue to work with the effected families and businesses so that their lives can return to normal as soon as possible. This meeting on Wednesday will be another step forward on the road to recovery.

Media Needs Assistance

Jim Hoffer from WABC-TV Channel 7 will be in Gerritsen Beach at the park where GB Cares is set up, Gerritsen Ave and Devon Ave tomorrow morning at 10 am. (Tuesday 11/27) He will be filming a national story on the need for immediate temporary housing for GB residents in Motor Homes and/or Trailers. Everyone in need of such assistance needs to personally be at this location at 10AM. Bring your children, your family members, your neighbors and your stories. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get our needs out to a national audience. Please come and tell everyone that you know to do so. If you can’t be here due to work then please try to find someone to represent your presence and need!

Day 15: WHAT WE NEED & Thank You to Marty Golden!

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department, Mayors Office, OEM, and State Senator Marty Golden and Staff! Marty and his staff were on on Gerritsen Avenue before, during and after the storm and they have not left since Day 1.  There are too many little things to mention from, coordinating rescues (before, during and after) unloading trucks, coordinating OEM, FEMA, National Guard gas, I do not think we could of gotten out of this mess without you!

ANY AND ALL DONATIONS to:

Gerritsen Beach Fire Department
43 Seba Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229

Needed now in Gerritsen Beach:

VOLUNTEER MANPOWER (Demolition and Construction)

CALL 718-332-9292 if YOU NEED HELP or CAN OFFER HELP

licensed electricians
licensed plumbers
Sheet rock (Tape & Compound)
circuit breaker panels
Boilers
Hot water heaters

CLEANING SUPPLIES
Brooms
Shovels
Dust Pans
Garbage Bags
Garbage Cans
Bleach
N95 Masks
Work Gloves
FIRST AID KITS
Bring Coffee…….. PLEASE bring coffee…..
MONEY – the Department and Community need to rebuild.
  1. www.gbfd.net/donate
  2. https://www.wepay.com/donations/1641719007 

Please mark any money donation for “Gerritsen Beach Relief Fund” or for the “Gerritsen Beach Fire Department”

How to Help Us: Let’s Rebuild Edition

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I found this in the dark the other night at the Vollies Memorial Hall

  1. MANPOWER
    1. Organizing HOT Food, relighting sternos, moving fresh food in and out (even if a few hours).
    2. Sorting and distributing clothes.
  2. SUPPLIES
    • CLEANING
    • FIRST AID
  3. COFFEE 
    • Please for the love of everything holy…COFFEE
  4. REPORT TO
    • Gerritsen Beach Fire Department 52 Seba Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229
  5. MONEY DONATIONS
    • www.gbfd.net

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HOW TO HELP US

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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

Serving Utensils, Again “Can Openers”, “D” Batteries, “C” Batteries, Work Gloves, Cleaning Supplies, Brooms, Shovels, Mops, 5 Gallon Buckets, Coolers, Soaps “Bottle”, Cleaning Wipes, Towels Paper & Personal.

Pet food
batteries
flashlights
matches
candle’s
ice
canned goods
instant coffee
hand cleaner
clorox wipes
baby wipes and supplies

 

Money Donations
http://gbfd.net/2012/11/how-to-donate/

Facebook
Friend the Gerritsen Beach Sandy Relief
https://www.facebook.com/gerrittsenbeachfiredepartment

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.

FEMA

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Garbage Pickup
regular garbage will be picked up tonight and debris will be picked up with special trucks tomorrow from 7am to 3pm

Senator Golden:

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.

Pictures and Video: Sandy Aftermath

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Spare a Thought for Gerritsen Beach

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Breaking: Gerritsen Beach DESTROYED by Sandy

Update: Most of the beach is flooded, people are pumping out. I am not really taking pictures I have other responsibilities.

Share your pumps, CHECK ON ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!

SEND ANY VIDEO OR PICTURES to info@gerritsenbeach.net

 

So this is the deal….

MOST IF NOT ALL of the OLD Section was flooded.
MOST IF NOT ALL of the NEW Section was flooded.

A HOUSE FLOATED IN AND LANDED ON MELBA CT

MULTIPLE CAR FIRES
1 HOUSE FIRE

THE VOLLIES OPENED RESURRECTION SCHOOL AS A LAST RESORT

TURN OFF YOUR GAS AND ELECTRIC IN YOUR HOMES.

Knapp Street 3-4 Feet of Water

 

Blackout in Beach

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Appproximately 3 am the power went out.

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Generator at Seba and Gerritsen

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