County to hold storm recovery resource fair


Nassau County will hold a storm recovery resource fair for residents and business owners on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Freeport High School, 50 S. Brookside Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m.

The county said the meeting is an opportunity for residents to meet with the various agencies committed to recovery efforts, including the N.C. Homeownership Center; Mortgage Counseling; N.C. Veterans Agency; FEMA Disability Integration; N.C. Human Services; Project HOPE; N.C. Economic Development; NYLAG; Catholic Charities; NY RISING for Homeowners and Businesses; Community Development of LI; Touro Law Center; Nassau County Executive’s Office; FEGS; Town of Hempstead and Freeport Building Departments; LSSNY; Long Term Recovery Group; L.I. Adjusters; Island Harvest; Legal Service Organizations; Family Service League; N.C. Tax Assessor; N.C. Consumer Affairs; N.C. Assessor; Long Island Housing Partnership; NY Rising Approved Architects and Contractors; and more.

A Q&A session will be held at 8 p.m. with Touro Law Center, home of the Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Clinic, to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy meet requirements for two upcoming insurance deadlines; the “proof of loss” requirement and the statute of the limitations to file suit.

“Chances are that you did everything right and were underpaid for reasons beyond your control,” the county said in a statement. “As a small clinic, Touro Law unfortunately is unable to represent you. As a result, they cannot determine your deadlines or file proof of loss or a lawsuit on your behalf. However they wish to be a public resource as much as possible and will continue to have walk-in clinics generally every week.”

The Disaster Relief Clinic can be reached at (631) 761-7198.