Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sen Charles Schumer & Kate Murray Speak at the Point Lookout, NY Beach

Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday March 24, 2013 urged the federal government to get to work immediately on a Long Beach barrier island storm protection project that could otherwise be delayed by a long-term study up to two years. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

FEMA Neighborhood Task Force

FEMA’s Neighborhood Task Force Initiative (NTFI) and the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce are working together to identify the small business community’s needs, issues and obstacles to recovery, with regard to Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working alongside state and local officials, and Chambers of Commerce to ensure that businesses have the information and resources needed for disaster assistance.

The Neighborhood Task Force Initiative Team (NTFI) is dedicated to working with the Point Lookout Business Community and is currently assessing the needs and responding to issues, questions and concerns of local businesses.

FEMA understands that the Point Lookout Chamber plays an important role as a liaison representing community based businesses in Point Lookout and looks forward to addressing disaster related issues and unmet needs of our members.

The following resources can provide more information on disaster assistance:

Individual Assistance: or via smartphone or table at
Disaster Recovery Centers: to locate a center closest to you.
Small Business Administration: to apply online or visit
National Flood Insurance Program:
Increased Cost Coverage (ICC):  1-800-427-4661 (TTY:  1-800-427-5593)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP):
New York’s Disaster Recovery:

For more information and copy of FEMA’s Private Sector E-News update send an email to: