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FEMA’s Community Relations Teams, DRCs Resume Operations

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Release date: 
November 8, 2012
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NEW YORK CITY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants storm survivors to know that Community Relations teams are back in the field and Disaster Recovery Centers have resumed operations after a one-day suspension of operations caused by inclement weather. 

It’s important to know that individuals do not have to go to a DRC to register with FEMA. Here are some alternatives:

They may apply for FEMA assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  They may also register online at: or on their smartphones at

Hundreds of FEMA personnel are blanketing damaged neighborhoods, going door-to-door delivering information vital to recovery and encouraging those residents with damaged property to register with FEMA for assistance. They can help refer survivors to the proper resources for any unmet disaster needs, but they do not assess or document damage. FEMA inspectors will contact survivors directly after they have registered.

To find the DRC nearest you, the following options are available: Text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA), and a text message will be sent back with the address. Also, check out the disaster recovery center locator at or by mobile phone at

Following are Disaster Recovery Centers where storm survivors can get help:

Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive 
Garden City, NY 11530
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Miller Field
600 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Sun

Sacred Heart Parish
127 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Corner of Father Capodanno Blvd. and Hunter Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Duane Reade
115-12 Beach Channel Dr.
Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Town Hall
655 Main Street
Islip, NY 11757
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Sun

Our Lady of Solace Gymnasium
2866 W. 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Sun

1 Beard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri-Mon
Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Ave.,
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Mon

Town Hall
53095 RT 25
Southhold, NY 11971
Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.
Mount Loretto CYO
6581 Hylan Blvd.,
Staten Island, NY 10309
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Mount Manresa Jesuit House
239 Fingerboard Rd.,
Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Riverhead County Center
300 Center Dr.
Riverhead, NY 11901
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Sun

Last Updated: 
November 13, 2012 - 11:27
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