Superstorm Sandy

Our hearts go out to those affected by Superstorm Sandy, which dramatically affected the New York and New Jersey areas beginning on October 29, 2012. We have prepared this Helping Handbook to assist those in the New York-New Jersey area who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The Morrison & Foerster Foundation has also donated $100,000 to fund disaster relief efforts.

Superstorm Sandy Helping Handbook

This Handbook provides an overview of the issues that individuals, families, and small businesses might experience as a result of the storm. We are grateful to acknowledge that the structure and much of the content replicates the Disaster Assistance Relief Manual compiled by Sarah Alba of Legal Services NYC with assistance from The Legal Aid Society, two organizations that have vast experience providing civil legal services to low-income persons living throughout New York City.

This Handbook is current through November 16, 2012, but the information may change if federal, state, and county governments adopt additional measures to assist victims of Sandy. This Handbook does not constitute legal advice, and readers should not rely on or act upon the information in this Handbook. We urge you to also consult additional resources which may be more current that are specifically designed to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy, such as those identified by National Disaster Legal Aid at http://www.disasterlegalaid.org. Hard copies of the handbook are available free of charge from Carol Bockner or Dana Alamia at the New York City Bar Association, cbockner@nycbar.org or dalamia@nycbar.org.

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