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Monday, May 20, 2013
Health Department Launches Ad Campaign Highlighting Free, Confidential Counseling Services for New Yorkers Affected By Hurricane Sandy
The Health Department launched an ad campaign highlighting the free, confidential crisis counseling services available to help New Yorkers cope with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, particularly in Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Project Hope crisis counselors, going door-to-door in blue vests, provide emotional support and help people find ways to cope with the traumatic impact the storm has had on their family and their lives. The ads will run in subway cars, on buses and the Staten Island Ferry beginning today through the month of August.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
With Winter Storm’s Arrival, Health Department Urges New Yorkers Still Without Heat From Hurricane Sandy to Relocate to a Warm Place Immediately Health
Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley urged all New Yorkers who are living without heat due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to get to a warm, safe place immediately, as a winter storm hits the area and more wintry weather is expected this weekend.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Urges New Yorkers Still Without Heat from Hurricane Sandy to Relocate to a Warm Place Immediately
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg urged all New Yorkers who are living without heat due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to get to a warm, safe place immediately, as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend and stay cold for at least 3-4 days.

Friday, November 23, 2012
Health Department Warns of Health Risks of Living in Buildings and Homes Without Heat 
As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, some homes in the hardest hit areas remain without heat.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Health Department Issues Safety Recommendations for Cleaning Up Homes After Hurricane Sandy
As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, the Health Department urges New Yorkers to protect themselves from health and injury risks during cleanup.

Tuesday, November 2, 2012
Health Department Issues Food Safety and Water Guidelines for New Yorkers as Power is Restored in Some Areas
The Health Department is announcing food safety and water guidelines to help New Yorkers stay healthy and safe as power is restored in neighborhoods across the City.

Tuesday, November 2, 2012
Statement of Health Commissioner Thomas Farley and Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on Water Quality in Breezy Point
New York City’s tap water remains safe. Breezy Point is unique; though it uses city drinking water, which remains safe, its distribution system is privately managed and operated.


 
 

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