ALBANY, N.Y. – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Conklin, operating from Conklin Town Hall, Broome County, will close Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m., according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
It is located at 1271 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY 13748.
The following DRCs remain open to serve Broome County residents:
- Broome County Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.
- Johnson City Police Department, 31 Avenue C, Johnson City, NY 13790.
- Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850.
The centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about storm-related assistance, FEMA officials said. Those seeking assistance should register with FEMA before visiting a DRC.
Applicants can register by phone by calling FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585. Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smart phone 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.