Day 4 of SANDY Recovery continues.
If you need emergency IT support, new computers, temporary email or anything else, please contact me.
TIPS OF THE DAY:
Tip #1: Check your INSURANCE POLICY for UTILITIES INTERRUPTION RIDER.
TIP #2 – Several clients are getting new computers that will get paid for by the insurance company
JOKE OF THE DAY:
NYC has a NEW COCKTAIL!
A guy walks into the bar and says “Barkeep, Give me a SANDY!”
Bartender: What’s a Sandy?
Customer: You know, a WATERED DOWN Manhattan
Day 3 Update
Brainlink Crisis Contact Info
Raj – 917-685-7731
Day 3 of SANDY Recovery continues. Most of our clients are back online (rest, whenever ConEd restores power).
If you (or people you love) need assistance of any type – food, transport, IT support, etc, please contact me.
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES #3
1) FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE in Manhattan
The MTA has published a map of the active Subway & LIRR lines
SCHEDULE – http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/StormNov1SubServiceA103112.pdf
MAP – http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/HurricaneRecoveryMapOct312012.pdf
Funny Picture of the Day
Day 2 BRAINLINK UPDATE:
All our clients who are not in the ConEd/LIPA power outage areas are back online!
So, if you or your office needs help, give me a call. We can assist.
We’re also working with vendors to get special deals and offers for UPSes, new Servers, etc.
Here are some resources for business owners who need help:
1. Low Interest Loans for disaster recovery: Both the SBA and the USDA provide low interest loans to business owners to help them repair and replace property and equipment that have been destroyed by the hurricane. Disaster assistance is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) http://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-assistance
2. Economic Injury Disaster Loans: These loans are available for businesses that suffer “substantial economic injury.” http://www.sba.gov/content/economic-injury-disaster-loans
3. Free Legal Services: There are free legal services available for your business through FEMA for areas the President declares a disaster to help provide you legal assistance with filing insurance claims, landlord issues, etc. Additional information on this can be found at: http://www.fema.gov/additional-assistance and http://www.disasterlegalaid.org/
4. Tax Relief: For areas that the government federally declares a disaster, business owners can apply for tax relief, which allows for expedited refunds or delayed tax filings. Additional information on these programs can be found at: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Disaster-Assistance-and-Emergency-Relief-for-Individuals-and-Businesses-1
5. Online Questionnaire and Application For Assistance: Business owners can fill out an online questionnaire to see which types of assistance you qualify for, and fill in an online application by going to: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
6. Instructions on Cleaning Up after a Hurricane: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided instructions on cleaning up your office after a hurricane, such as how to remove drywall, clean surfaces, etc. This can be found at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.asp
NEW YORK HAS A NEW T-SHIRT
BEST JOKE HEARD YESTERDAY:
They should have called the storm A-Rod.
That way, it wouldn’t have hit anything