[Sound of surf] I've been down at the Westerly beach area, and that's probably where the most damage has occurred. I'm a business owner on Atlantic Avenue, we have two small businesses there, and the place got devastated with sand, equipment flipped over. I had an ice cream shop and a coffee shop. A number of those homes have anywhere from 3 to 5 feet of sand in their first floors. And so there is a lot of excavating going on. [Sound of equipment] Good morning sir, my name is Maribel. I work for FEMA. We are in the affected area, the purpose of our visit is to see if you have registered for FEMA assistance. Well, we have our first Disaster Recovery Center opening here in Westerly, Rhode Island. Individuals who have sustained damage, are asked to register with FEMA, at 800-621-3362 or come into the Disaster Recovery Center. How long have you had a place down here? Three years. And it hasn't had water in it for 55 years, since it was built. It's pretty overwhelming. There's housing assistance that may be available to these individuals, they may be eligible for other needs assistance, a number of items could be eligible. Actually, I was at the FEMA center, people were very friendly, guided us through the process, the various work stations that were there, talked about not only what we needed to do to clean up now, but where we will be in the future. Also, improving the area, possibly lifting homes, that sort of support that exists. The information that people need to bring with them are: their social security number, their insurance information, a utility bill that would have their name and address, as well as their banking information so that if they are eligible for assistance, money can go directly into their checking account, rather than having to wait for a check to come in the mail.