Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano urged residents today to apply for Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program assistance before the December 19th expiration date. The program provides emergency assistance with restoring temporary electricity, heat and hot water to homes which can shelter homeowners while permanent repair work continues. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Nassau County STEP Program has thus far assessed over 5,400 homes.
Residents seeking assistance through the Nassau County STEP Program should dial 1-888-684-4267. Once the call is made, a program administrator dispatches an assessment team. After an assessment is conducted and a scope of work is detailed and approved, the contractor will obtain the required permits and schedule the work. Work must be completed 60 days from when the assessment was conducted.
The shelter at Nassau Community College continues to remain open and is staffed around the clock to meet the needs of residents.