Disaster Recovery Centers Serving Hurricane Survivors

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Release date: 
November 7, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-010

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open today to provide information and help for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of help available to storm survivors.

The Recovery Centers act as one-stop shops for homeowners, renters, business owners and other eligible survivors to get assistance as quickly as possible.

Although it can be a convenient way to obtain one-on-one help, visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for disaster survivors.
Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov.  Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Locations and hours for the centers open today are:

Richmond

Mount Loretto
6581 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10309

Suffolk
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Suffolk
Riverhead Co. Center
300 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901

All will remain open until 8 p.m. unless the approaching nor’easter storm forces early closures.

Last Updated: 
November 13, 2012 - 11:31
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