FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center

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September 14, 2011
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ALBANY, N.Y. – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center will open on Thursday, September 15, in Albany County 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 16 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC location is in bold:

Albany County
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Essex County (2)
Community Center, 11 School Lane, Ausable Forks, NY 12912
and 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
and Riverhead Fire Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY

Ulster County (2)
Business Resource Center, 1061 Development Court, Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401Belleayre
and 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 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, 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.

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