Town Hosts Meeting To Help Flanders, Riverside Sandy Victims

FEMA reps and town officials will be on hand Thursday night in Flanders.

Residents who've found their homes and lives destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can reach out for help on Thursday night in Flanders.

A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders. Southampton Town officials and FEMA representatives are slated to offer assistance to residents in need after Sandy.

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said on Thursday that she, along with the town's chief building inspector, town engineer, grants coordinator, and the deputy supervisor will convene with FEMA representatives to assistant constituents.

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Residents who are struggling in the aftermath of the storm and need help with rebuilding needs, claims, paperwork, the reimbursement process, permitting, and planning process can bring their concerns to Thursday's meeting, the supervisor said.

"The goal is to keep costs and red tape to a minimum," Throne-Holst said. "We want to be of assistance in any way that we can."

In addition, she said, Island Harvest will be onhand with food distribution at the meeting.

"We will be starting at 6 p.m. and will stall as long as we are needed," Throne-Holst said. The supervisor added that future meetings will be scheduled, if necessary.


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