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18 Disaster Recovery Centers Still Providing Service to Hurricane Sandy’s NY Survivors

LongIsland.com

Centers to remain open until further notice.

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NEW YORK ­­­­– Staff from the State of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Small Business Administration remain on hand at 18 Disaster Recovery Centers throughout New York to provide face-to-face assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors.

The recovery centers, which will remain open until further notice, are one-stop shops for homeowners, renters, business owners and other eligible survivors to get assistance as quickly as possible. Translation services are available for survivors who don’t speak English.

Survivors can learn what help is available, ask questions, and apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA at any center.

Other reasons for survivors to visit a recovery center:

  • If you registered with FEMA and haven’t heard anything
  • If you registered with FEMA and are awaiting an insurance settlement and have questions or aren’t sure what to do next
  • If you received the recertification form for continuing temporary rental assistance and have questions or need help completing it
  • If you need assistance completing other forms such as the SBA loan application

Although it can be a convenient way to obtain one-on-one help, visiting a center is not a requirement for disaster survivors.

To find the nearest recovery center, the following options are available: Text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA), and a text message will be sent back with the address. Or go to the Disaster Recovery Center locator at www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

Individuals also can find a recovery center – and register for FEMA help – online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet by going to m.fema.gov or by downloading the FEMA app. They may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585.

People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) should call 800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST, seven days a week until further notice.

Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until Jan. 28, 2013 to register for federal disaster assistance, which can include money for rent, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Following is a list of centers by borough and county:

Kings

Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Training building
43 Seba Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Social Security building
Gravesend
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Jewish Community Center
YM-YWHA
3300 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

MCU parking lot
1904 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Sheepshead Bay Club
3076 Emmons Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11235.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Nassau

Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Sacred Heart Parish
RR station parking lot
127 Long Beach Rd.
Island Park, NY 11558
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Rd. East
Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Freeport Recreation Center
130 E. Merrick Rd.
Freeport, NY 11520
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Queens

Sands Point Professional Building
230 Beach 102nd St.
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fort Tilden Park
415 State Rd.
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

American Legion
209 Cross Bay Blvd.
Broad Channel, NY 11693
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Storefront
1001 Beach 20th St.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Arverne by the Sea
68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Arverne, NY 11692
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Richmond

Kia in Staten Island
1976 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Suffolk

Lindenhurst Library
1 Lee Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/SandyNY, www.twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog.                                           

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call  800-462-7585.

 

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