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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night is Tonight, November 29, at Huntington’s Town Hall

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night Adds Experts: Special Huntington Town Hall event, from 6 to 9 p.m. November 29, will help speed permits and offer homeowners and businesses guidance and advice on rebuilding

The Town of Huntington’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night has added two new participants to the roster of Town officials, industry and financial groups that will be providing advice to residents and businesses about dealing with the effects of the storm that devastated Long Island a month ago.

John Houghtaling, a New Orleans based lawyer who is one of the nation’s leading experts on disaster recover, will offer a seminar on five things property owners need to know about dealing with their insurance companies after a loss. Houghtaling, a former Long Island resident, is managing partner at Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams. He has managed thousands of claims from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Isaac.  His law firm represents policy holders and has settlements and verdicts of over 4 billion dollars. He travels extensively giving speeches and television interviews on management of insurance claims.

Business owners will be able to speak with Hale Storm, founder and owner of Freeport Signs and Rigging. Storm has been providing design, fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance services to the Long Island and New York area for more than 40 years.

Business owners will be provided with free advice and consultations about replacing signs damaged by the storm  and are asked to bring photos for a free preliminary estimate.

Previously scheduled participants include the Long Island Builders Institute; the National Association of the Rebuilding Industry; Gold Coast Bank; the Huntington Township, East Northport and Melville Chambers of Commerce; and the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. Representatives from the Town Department of Building and Housing to answer questions and to process permit applications.  If all paperwork is in order, the Building Department will issue permits that night. 

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night is tonight, November 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 114  at Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington.

 


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