Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) visited tornado-ravaged Oklahoma on Wednesday to share his experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and help out victims who seven months ago sent help to Queens.
Goldfeder, whose own home was damaged in Sandy, as was more than 85 percent of his district, contacted Oklahoma State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, who represents the city of Moore, Okla. in their state Legislature and offered to visit.
While in Oklahoma Wednesday, Goldfeder spoke on the floor of the state House of Representatives about the experience he and his constituents in the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach have had during and since Sandy. Angelica Katz, Goldfeder’s chief of staff, said residents of Moore gathered supplies for Sandy victims last year and Goldfeder wanted to return the favor by helping any way he can.
An EF-5 tornado hit Moore Monday afternoon killing at least 24 people and destroying hundreds of homes and two schools. It was the third time the city had been hit by a tornado in 14 years.