Nearly a year ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated Long Island. 90% of us lost power, and many of us lost our homes. As we approach the unfortunate anniversary of the disaster, many are still waiting for financial assistance from New York State and are still repairing their homes from storm-related damages. This is unacceptable.
As we continue to assess damages and advocate for improvements in preparation for future disasters, Long Island Jobs with Justice and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) have partnered on an important survey. This survey will help assess 1) health issues of Long Islanders impacted by Superstorm Sandy, 2) damage to homes, and 3) access to recovery funds.