(Hauppauge, NY, January 16, 2013) The deadline to apply for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program is January 18, 2013 for Suffolk County residents.
The FEMA Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program assists in performing temporary repairs to restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences. STEP is intended to help residents to shelter ‘in place” in their homes pending more permanent repairs. Suffolk County residents who wish to participate in the STEP Program should call 2-1-1 by January 18, 2013 to set up an appointment for an assessment of their home. Once the assessment is completed, the scope of work will be determined and communicated to the program participant. The program manager will schedule a contractor to perform the work needed on the residential property. Work is required to be completed within sixty days of the assessment of the home.