Holiday Hours Announced For Disaster Recovery Centers

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Release date: 
December 19, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-106

NEW YORK – Disaster Recovery Centers throughout New York will continue to provide prompt one-on-one, face-to-face assistance for survivors of Hurricane Sandy during the holiday season.

The centers will open at their usual times on Christmas Eve and will operate until noon. They will not be open on Christmas Day, but normal hours will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The following week, recovery centers will host storm survivors until noon on New Year’s Eve, will not be open on New Year’s Day and will return to business as usual on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Since Nov. 1, New York Disaster Recovery Centers have offered information and help to more than 100,000 people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Individuals may visit any of the centers to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration or seek assistance in a variety of other ways. 

County by county and borough by borough, New York Disaster Recovery Centers currently are located at:

Nassau

Recreation and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561
Normal 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
Normal hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sat., Dec. 22
 
Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Rd. East
Seaford, NY 11783
Normal 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
Normal 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
Normal 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
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Queens

Fort Tilden Park
415 State Rd.
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Sat.

Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

American Legion
209 Cross Bay Blvd.
Broad Channel, NY 11693
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Storefront
1001 Beach 20th St.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Arverne by the Sea
68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Arverne, NY 11692
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Richmond

Miller Field
600 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Kia in Staten Island
1976 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Suffolk

Town Hall West
401 Main St.
Islip, NY 11751
Normal hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Mastic Recreation Community Center
15 Herkimer St.
Mastic, NY 11950
Normal hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Lindenhurst Library
1 Lee Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Normal hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Kings

Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Coffey Park
85 Richards St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Knights of Columbus Hall
2882 Gerritsen Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

Social Security Building
Gravesend
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Jewish Community Center
YM-YWHA
3300 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.

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

Westchester

Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Fri., Dec. 21

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 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 19, 2012 - 09:46
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