NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors in Lido Beach, NY have until Monday at 7p.m. to visit the disaster recovery center at Nickerson Beach.
The state and FEMA closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York disaster recovery centers. Traffic to the Lido Beach center has decreased, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area has mostly been met.
People who need face-to-face help in Lido Beach should visit the center by Monday, November 26 before 7 p.m. at the following location: 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, NY.
FEMA has 34 other Disaster Recovery Centers open to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors.
In addition, more than 1,200 FEMA community relations personnel are blanketing damaged neighborhoods, going door-to-door delivering information vital to recovery and encouraging residents with damaged property to register 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.
Help is always available by calling FEMA’s toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and assistance is available in most languages.
Survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY can call 800-462-7585.
If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Individuals may also register online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smart phone at m.fema.gov.
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.
Recovery centers are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to get help as quickly as possible. More centers will become available as sites are identified and approved. Conditions at individual locations may vary and affect opening times.