In much of Red Hook, power was unavailable for an extended period following Superstorm Sandy. Without electricity for basic utilities (lights, water pumps, refrigeration, etc.), or machinery critical to repair and recovery (pumps/wet vacs, power tools, etc.), lack of
power caused hardship for residents and businesses alike and slowed the pace of recovery. This project consists of the purchase and installation of a fixed generator, preferably hybrid/solar-powered, for an emergency or health services provider in Red Hook. To receive funding for the purchase and installation of a generator, the facility/organization needed to
demonstrate past involvement in community disaster recovery and make a formal commitment to providing such services in the future. This project complements Red Hook’s parallel Proposed Project to fund creation of a network of relief centers, which includes the purchase and installation of fixed generators at those sites. A permanent standby generator provides a resilient power source for the key facility during and after emergencies, providing backup power in the event of larger grid failure, allowing the organization to continue to
function during a period following a disaster when much of the neighborhood is without power.
This project consists of the purchase and installation of one fixed generator, preferably hybrid/solar-powered, for a health and social service provider in Red Hook to ensure continuity of critical services to the Community during and after an emergency.
Funded through the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery NY Rising process, several local facilities have received back-up generation such as the Adabo Clinic and the NYCHA Miccio Center.