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Changes Announced for two New York Disaster Recovery Centers

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December 11, 2012
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NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to visit the Disaster Recovery Center at Meadowmere Park in Nassau County.  

The center is at 14 Meyer Ave., Lawrence, NY 11559. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday.
The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York Disaster Recovery Centers. Traffic at the Meadowmere Park site indicates the information needs of storm survivors in that area have been largely met.     

Seven more Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in Nassau County to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

In another just-announced change, one of six Disaster Recovery Centers in Brooklyn has shifted its location to better serve the public. Its new site is the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2882 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. It previously was located across the street.

Other Brooklyn recovery centers are located at:

Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

Coffey Park
85 Richards St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

Social Security Building
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

Jewish Community Center
3300 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun

MCU parking lot
1904 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

Sites and hours of operation for other Nassau County recovery centers are:

Recreation and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

Sacred Heart Parish
RR station parking lot
127 Long Beach Rd.
Island Park, NY 11558
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Rd. East
Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun

Young Israel
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

Freeport Recreation Center
130 E. Merrick Rd.
Freeport, NY 11520
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun

In all, 26 Disaster Recovery Centers are now operating throughout New York, serving as one-stop shops for hurricane survivors to get help as quickly as possible. 

To find the nearest recovery 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 Disaster Recovery Center locator at

Individuals can register for help online at or via smartphone or tablet at They may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People 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.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit,, and

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December 11, 2012 - 17:30
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