Change Announced for Uniondale Disaster Recovery Center

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Release date: 
December 18, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-105

NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors have until 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, to visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Uniondale, Nassau County. 

The center is at Mitchell Field Athletic Center, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553. It has provided face-to-face information and help to more than 400 storm survivors since Nov. 14. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 22.

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 Mitchell Field site, there are six other Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau County to assist people affected by Hurricane Sandy. They are located at:   

Recreation and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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-Sat
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Rd. East
Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sat
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun

Marjorie Post Community Center
477 Unqua Rd.
Massapequa, NY 11758
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sat
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun

Young Israel
Gymnasium
859 Peninsula Blvd.
Woodmere, NY 11598
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-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-Sat
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun

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 www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

Individuals can also find a recovery center – and register for FEMA help – online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet by going to m.fema.gov or downloading the FEMA app. They may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) should 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 www.fema.gov/SandyNY, www.twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated: 
December 18, 2012 - 18:38
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