To help consumers, businesses and nonprofits recover from severe storms and other disasters, the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York is providing the following information. Click on each category for a listing of resources.
BBB urges all consumers to be prepared for a weather emergency or disaster. We offer consumers the following tips and resources to help consumers prepare.
Better Business Bureau understands that the days after a disaster are a stressful time for victims; therefore, we have compiled the below list of helpful resources to aid you in your clean-up efforts.
Insurance company toll-free phone numbers, free legal assistance resources, tax relief information and more.
Where and how to stay sheltered, safe and warm if you are displaced or without power.
Local, state and federal assistance is often available for businesses affected storms or natural disasters including emergency loans to cover business interruption or rebuilding needs.
The contact information for resource groups in this publication is provided as a public service, but does not indicate endorsement by the Better Business Bureau, nor does it indicate that any particular nonprofit organization has met the BBB Wise Giving Standards for Charity Accountability unless otherwise specified. Charity reports for the New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson Region may be viewed online at www.newyork.bbb.orgor www.ny.give.org. BBB Wise Giving Alliance reports on nationally soliciting charities may be viewed at www.bbb.org/charity or www.give.org.
Likewise, information in this publication is not intended as legal advice or financial advice. Please consult a reputable attorney, credentialed financial adviser, or qualified counselor for professional help with such matters.