NEW YORK – The State of New York and Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau and Ulster counties to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
Their locations and hours are:
Corner of Bayville Road and Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY 11709
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Dec. 8
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, Dec. 7
Disaster Recovery Centers are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to get face-to-face help as quickly as possible. More may become available as sites are identified and approved. Conditions at individual locations may vary and affect opening times.
In addition to the new sites in Nassau and Ulster counties, about 30 other Disaster Recovery Centers remain open throughout New York to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Anyone who sustained damage in counties designated for federal individual disaster assistance can visit any of the centers.
To find the one 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.
Help also can be obtained by calling FEMA’s toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice, and assistance is offered in most languages. Individuals may register for help online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.
If you have a speech disability or hearing impairment and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.