NEW YORK – A Disaster Recovery Center is moving to a new location. Another center is ending service.
The center at the Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Avenue in Lindenhurst, NY, 11757, will end service at that location at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Copiague Memorial Public Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., Copiague, NY, 11726.
The center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The recovery center at the storefront at 1001 Beach 20th St., Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, 11691, will end service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York recovery centers. Traffic at the two centers has slowed, indicating the information needs of survivors in those areas have mostly been met. So far, there have been more than 14,000 visits to the two centers.
Survivors who need help may still visit any of the other centers that remain open throughout New York, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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.
- 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 who have questions or want to register with FEMA can also call 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. 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 Feb. 27, 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.