New Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Nassau, Orange Counties

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Release date: 
December 5, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-075

NEW YORK – The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Nassau and Orange counties to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

Their locations and hours are:

Young Israel (Gymnasium)
859 Peninsula Blvd.
Woodmere, NY 11598
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri. Closed Sat

Kiryas Joel Village
Town Hall (2nd floor)
51 Forest Rd.
Monroe, NY 10950
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thurs., Dec. 6

DRCs are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to get face-to-face help as quickly as possible.

In addition to the new sites in Nassau and Orange counties, about 30 other DRCs 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.  However, storm survivors have only until the close of business on Friday, Dec. 7, to seek help at six of those DRCs. They are located at:

Mount Loretto CYO
6581 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10309
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec.7

Mount Manresa Jesuit House
239 Fingerboard Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 7

Provident Bank Park
1 Provident Bank Park Dr.
Pomona, NY 10970
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 7

St. Francis de Chantal
2962 Harding Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 7

Fire Training Center
9 Training Center Ln.
New Hampton, NY 10958
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 7

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 7

The State of New York and FEMA closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York Disaster Recovery Centers. When traffic slows at a certain time, a center may change its hours or come under consideration for possible closure. 

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 DRC  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.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4085, http://twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated: 
December 5, 2012 - 13:52
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