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SIUH and DOT to offer free car seats on Saturday at North and South sites

Child car seats available for Staten Island families who lost safety essential in storm

Kathryn Carse/Staten Island Advance By Kathryn Carse/Staten Island Advance
on November 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM, updated November 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

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Car and booster seats will be distributed Saturday at Staten Island University Hospital North and South to those in need from the effects of Sandy.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With so many cars, garages and basements flooded during Superstorm Sandy, families may have had an important safety item ruined -- a child's car seat.

To help replace the item for safe travel, a limited number of convertible car and booster seats will be available to those in need after the events of the storm.

The seats are being provided through a joint effort by the Pediatric Trauma Center at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and Safe Kids New York City (led by city Deptartment of Transportation).

Car seats will be distributed at both SIUH North and South sites on Saturday, Nov. 17.

SIUH North, 475 Seaview Ave., Ocean Breeze; main lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.>

SIUH South, 375 Seguine Ave., Prince's Bay; main lobby from 2 to 4 p.m.

Safety technicians from Safe Kids will be on-site to offer installation instruction and assistance.

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