Assemblyman David G. McDonough
(R,C,I-Merrick) is reminding local residents and businesses to take advantage
of National Grid’s new Hurricane Sandy Emergency Economic and Community
Redevelopment Program for their gas customers. The program will be providing eligible customers with assistance as
they work to recover from the storm’s devastation.
“Residents and businesses across
the community and across Long Island have been
overwhelmingly supportive of those affected by the storm,” said McDonough. “As
we work to restore a sense of normalcy, it is important that those affected
take advantage of the full array of resources available to them. While aid is
available through private organizations and insurance, residents are also
encouraged to file an application with FEMA before the December 31 deadline and
other agencies such as National Grid.”
National Grid’s assistance will be offered to gas customers affected by
the storm in a three-tier process. Tier 1 assistance will be offered to
residents most severely impacted and credits will be applied directly to these
customers’ bills. Customers eligible for Tiers 2 and 3 assistance may be able
to receive help fully repairing or replacing their boilers, natural gas furnaces,
and/or water heaters, depending upon income eligibility and other factors. The company
will continue to contact customers who might fall into Tiers 2 and 3. Anyone who has not been contacted by representatives
from National Grid can obtain recovery assistance applications from Assemblyman
McDonough’s office at 404 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore.
“I want to again thank the residents, businesses, emergency service
providers and local officials across the region for their support and efforts
during this time of need. Without the hard work of everyone involved, a full
recovery would not be possible,” concluded McDonough.
Full details about National Grid’s
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Economic and Community Redevelopment Program and
application process can be found at http://www2.nationalgridus.com/pshome/gasemrinf/gasemrinf_ny_kedli.jsp#dvEmegencyEcoAndComDev
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