Last Chance for New York’s Hurricane Sandy Survivors to Visit 4 Disaster Recovery Centers

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Release date: 
January 11, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-134

Other Centers to Continue Offering Service                                                                                      

NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have a limited time to visit four Disaster Recovery Centers.

The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York Disaster Recovery Centers. Traffic at these four centers has slowed, indicating the information needs of survivors in those areas have mostly been met. So far, nearly 5,500 survivors have visited the four centers combined.

Following is a list of the four centers, their respective operating hours, and the last day and time survivors will be able to receive assistance at these locations:

  • Marjorie Post Community Center
    477 Unqua Rd.
    Massapequa, NY, 11758
    9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
  • Southbridge Towers, Store No. 10
    66 Frankfort St.
    New York, NY, 10038
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
  • Young Israel, gymnasium
    859 Peninsula Blvd.
    Woodmere, NY, 11598
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
  • Coffey Park
    85 Richards St.
    Brooklyn, NY, 11231
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Survivors will still be able to visit other Disaster Recovery Centers offering assistance throughout New York. 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, the Disaster Recovery Center locator is available online at www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers. Survivors also can call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) should call 800-621-3362.

Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until Jan. 28, 2013 to register for federal disaster assistance, which can include money for rent, 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: 
January 11, 2013 - 09:34
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