NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, to visit the Disaster Recovery Center at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11236.
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 Flatlands Avenue center has slowed, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have mostly been met. So far, nearly 4,500 survivors have visited the center.
The center’s remaining hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
Survivors who need help may still visit any of the other centers that remain open throughout New York, including five in Brooklyn. 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.
Individuals also 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 by downloading the FEMA app.
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. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST, seven days a week until further notice.
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.