Disaster Recovery Centers To Close In Greene County

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Release date: 
October 24, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-104

ALBANY, N.Y. – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Greene County operating at the Prattsville Town Hall and Windham Adventure Park will close Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

The DRCs closing on Wednesday, Oct. 26 are located at Prattsville Town Hall, 14517 Route 23 Main Street, Prattsville, NY 12468 and Windham Adventure Park, 273 South Street (Country Route 12), Windham, NY 10953.

Several DRCs remain open to serve the public. People who were unable to visit the Greene DRCs closing on Wednesday can find information and guidance at those facilities which still operate in the areas affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Currently, most of these centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Applicants for assistance will be advised where the closest Disaster Recovery Center is located during the registration process. For those who have already registered, phone FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362.  A link to a list is also available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or can be reached directly at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator.

The centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about storm-related assistance, according to FEMA and state officials.

FEMA strongly urges people adversely affected by the recent storms and flooding to register with FEMA before visiting the centers.

To register by phone, call the Helpline listed above. 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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