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Disaster Assistance for Queens and Brooklyn Reaches More Than $6.6 Million

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November 2, 2007
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New York, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $6.6 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the August 8 severe storms and flooding. The deadline to register has been extended to November 16, 2007.

The following is a summary of activities as of close of business on November 1, 2007:

  • 3,596 households and business owners registered for assistance.

  • $4,442,499 in grants to 2,056 households has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for individual and household assistance. These grants include:

    • $3,806,075 to 1,605 households for home repairs and renting alternative housing, and

    • $636,424 to 451 households has been provided by the State's Other Needs Assistance Program (ONA) and FEMA for other serious needs.

  • $2,207,800 in low-interest disaster loans has been approved for 74 households and five business owners by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

To register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), call toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Registration is also available online at

After registering with FEMA, registrants may visit one of three recovery centers where applicants can learn more about their FEMA application and get help filling out their SBA low-interest disaster loan application. ?

Mobile SBA-FEMA Recovery Center
Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York
Parking lot at 111-17 Merrick Boulevard (between 111th Avenue and 111th Road)
Jamaica in Queens, NY
Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SBA-FEMA Recovery Center at Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Boulevard (between 62nd Avenue and 62nd Road)
Rego Park in Queens, New York
Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
**Closing - November 7, 2007

FEMA Recovery Center at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
552 59th Street (at 6th Avenue)
Sunset Park in Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

To date, the recovery centers have provided information to a total of 2,073 residents.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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