Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk Counties

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Release date: 
November 3, 2012
Release Number: 
4085-005

ALBANY, NY -- Eight Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of help available to storm survivors.

The Disaster Recovery Centers act as a one-stop shop for eligible survivors to meet with state and federal workers and get help as quickly as possible.

Disaster recovery officials work closely with community leaders to find DRC locations that provide safe and easy access for all survivors.  More centers will open as sites are identified and approved.

Although it can be a convenient way to get one-on-one help, visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for disaster survivors.

Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov.  Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

All DRCs are open seven days a week. Locations and hours are:

Bronx
Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department
1 Adee Drive
Bronx, NY 10465
Hours 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Kings County
Cyclone Stadium
1904 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Hours 8 a.m. -  8 p.m.

Nassau County
Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Hours 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Queens County
Fort Tilden Park
199 Rockaway Point Blvd.
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Hours 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Duane Reade
B116 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Hours 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Richmond County
Miller Field
600 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Mount Loretto
6581 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10309
Hours 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Suffolk County
Opening Monday, Nov. 5th
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Hours:1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Last Updated: 
November 7, 2012 - 13:40
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