FEMA to Open Two Additional Disaster Recovery Centers in Orange and Suffolk Counties

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September 12, 2011
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two additional state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Tuesday, September 13, in Orange and Suffolk counties to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding, federal and state emergency management officials said today.

This brings to 15 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC locations are shaded:

Essex County (2)
Community Center
11 School Lane,
Ausable Forks, NY 12912
Moriah Fire Station
630 Tarbell Hill Road,
Moriah, NY 12960

Greene County
Prattsville Town Hall
14517 Route 23 Main Street,
Prattsville, NY 12468

Montgomery County
1000 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Nassau County
Sports Complex Mitchell Field
Airport 1 Charles Lindberg Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553

Orange County
Orange County Fire Training Center
9 Training Center Lane,
New Hampton, NY 10953

Rensselaer County
Social Services Office Adm. Bldg.
127 Blooming Grove Drive,
Troy, NY 12180

Rockland County
Provident Bank Ballpark
1 Provident Bank Park Drive,
Pomona, NY 10970

Schenectady County
Rotterdam Square Mall
93 West Campbell,
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Schoharie County
Holiday Inn Express
160 Holiday Way,
Schoharie, NY 12157

Suffolk County
H. Lee Denison Building
Veterans Memorial Highway,
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Riverhead Fire Headquarters
540 Roanoke Avenue,
Riverhead, NY 11901

Ulster County (2)
Business Resource Center
1061 Development Court, Ulster Avenue,
Kingston, NY 12401
Belleayre Mountain Ski Area
181 Galli Curci Road,
Highmount, NY 12444

Westchester County
Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10606

The centers are staffed with disaster-recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about hurricane-related assistance, according to FEMA and state officials. Operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The Suffolk County DRC in Hauppauge is closed on Sundays.

"Before visiting a recovery center, I strongly recommend people seeking assistance, to register with FEMA beforehand," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. "Having spoken with or contacted state or local officials does not count. You must register with FEMA in order to apply for help."

Registration is quick and simple, Parr said. By phone, call the FEMA registration line at 800-621-3362. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, use the TTY number at 800-462-7585. Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov.

Information needed when registering with FEMA includes the address of the damaged property, names of those living in the household, a general description of the damage, the Social Security Account number of any family member living in the home, the extent of insurance coverage and certain other information needed to expedite the process.

New York state agencies will join FEMA to provide services to the public at the centers. These include, but are not limited to: information about state disaster aid and help for unemployed persons and displaced workers as the result of the hurricane; information for senior citizens about state-funded programs; access to forms and s...

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