Disaster Recovery Centers in New York State Open Until Noon Today

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Release date: 
November 22, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-046

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that, despite the Thanksgiving holiday, numerous Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

DRCs are one-stop shops where storm survivors can meet with representatives from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies to get the useful information and help they need.

The following DRC locations are scheduled to be open until noon today and will resume regular hours on Friday:

Nassau Community College
Student Union Building
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Fort Tilden Park
Building 415
1-199 Rockaway Point Boulevard
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Waldbaum’s parking lot
112-15 Beach Channel Road
Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Miller Field
600 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Boulevard
Long Beach, NY 11561
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Sacred Heart Parish (Tent)
127 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Corner of Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Town Hall West
401 Main Street
Islip, NY 11757
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Mount Loretto CYO
6581 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY10309
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Riverhead County Center
300 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Coffey Park
85 Richards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Gerritsen Little League Field
2901 Gerritsen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Mastic Recreation Center
15 Herkimer Street
Mastic, NY 11950
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Lindenhurst Library
1 Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

New Cassel Community Center Garden
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY 11590
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

American Legion
209 Cross Bay Boulevard
Broad Channel, NY 11693
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Social Security Building
Gravesend
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Storefront
1001 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Kia in Staten Island
1976 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road East
Seaford, NY 11783
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

Nickerson Beach
880 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 26
9 a.m. to noon today

Marjorie Post Community Center
477 Unqua Road
Massapequa, NY  11758
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
9 a.m. to noon today

St. Francis de Chantal
2962 Harding Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri beginning Nov. 26
8 a.m. to noon today

Arverne by the Sea
68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Queens, NY 11692
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Jewish Community Center
YMCA
3300 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun
8 a.m. to noon today

Six other centers are not staffed today, but five of them will reopen Friday. These centers are closed because the facilities in which they operate are closed or unavailable for use on Thanksgiving Day. Those that will resume operations on Friday are located at:

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

Ikea
1 Beard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

12th Judicial District
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 23

Fire Training Center
9 Training Center Lane
New Hampton, NY 10958
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

A sixth center will resume normal business hours on Saturday. It is located at:

Provident Bank Park
1 Provident Bank Park Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun except today and Friday

To find the Disaster Recovery Center 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 www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

Individuals do not have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center 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 800-621-FEMA (3362).

If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.

Individuals may also register online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

Last Updated: 
November 23, 2012 - 16:27
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