NEW YORK – The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers in Kings and Nassau counties to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors.
Locations and hours of the centers are:
MCU parking lot
1904 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun
14 Meyer Ave.
Lawrence, NY 11559
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Fri., Dec. 14
Disaster Recovery Centers 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 Kings and Nassau counties, about 25 other 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 nearest center, 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.
Individuals can register for help online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.