Register typhoon relief efforts with Activities office

If your organization is planning any disaster relief efforts or activities, please keep Student Leadership, Engagement & Campus Activities (SLECA) informed by completing an event registration form at http://www.activities.cornell.edu/eventreg with as much advance notice as possible. Staff members in SLECA are available to consult with you about your efforts as is the Events Management Planning […]

Crisis counseling helplines for people affected by Hurricane Sandy

Submitted by the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County (http://mhaedu.org/): Residents of any state that have been emotionally affected by Hurricane Sandy can access free 24/7 crisis counseling and support through the national Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 (Spanish-speakers can text ‘Hablanos’ to 66746). Assistance is also available to individuals […]

New Yorkers can now register for federal disaster assistance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Nov. 2 that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster survivors have three ways to apply: Individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. If you use […]

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery Info

Great resource for folks in New Jersey at http://www.nj211.org/hurricane.cfm. Thanks to Margaret C. for passing it along. The site offers information on road conditions and public transportation, power outage updates, and tips for finding gas and charging stations via Twitter. Our thoughts are with you all.

Cornell Cooperative Extension has disaster resources available for communities and businesses

(Long Island, N.Y) – Cornell Cooperative Extension’s New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) has education resources available to New Yorkers – including information on up-to-date best practices for families, farmers, businesses and communities recovering from disasters. The information covers a wide range of areas, from how to deal with power outages (from thawing […]

Relief at Cornell University