ALBANY, N.Y. -- A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Essex County will close on Friday, October 7, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The DRC, located at the Jay Community Center, 11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks, N.Y. 12912, closes on Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Until the DRC closes, specialists from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to issue loan applications, answer questions about their low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. These loans are for the repair or replacement of real estate and/or personal property damaged by the storm and related flooding, officials said.
After the DRC closes, individuals with questions can contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585.
Applicants can also register for disaster assistance using the FEMA Helpline or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov. Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”
Information to have ready when registering with FEMA includes the address of the damaged property, names of members of the household, a general description of the damage, the Social Security number of any family member living in the home, the extent of insurance coverage and certain other information needed to expedite the process.
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.