NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, to visit the Disaster Recovery Center in White Plains.
The center is at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. It has provided face-to-face information and help to more than 890 hurricane survivors since Nov. 8. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 21.
The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York Disaster Recovery Centers. When traffic slows, a center may change its hours to reflect the fact that most information needs of storm survivors in the area are being met.
In addition to the Westchester center, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have more than 20 other Disaster Recovery Centers throughout New York to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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 Disaster Recovery Center locator at www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
Individuals can register for help online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. 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.