Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano on Dec. 19 urged residents to apply for Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program assistance before the new deadline of December 31st. The program provides emergency assistance with restoring temporary electricity, heat and hot water to homes which can shelter homeowners while permanent repair work continues. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Nassau County STEP Program has thus far assessed over 5,400 homes.
Residents seeking assistance through the Nassau County STEP Program should dial 1-888-684-4267. Once the call is made, a program administrator dispatches an assessment team. After an assessment is conducted and a scope of work is detailed and approved, the contractor will obtain the required permits and schedule the work. Work must be completed 60 days from when the assessment was conducted.