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18 Disaster Recovery Centers Still Providing Service to Hurricane Sandy’s NY Survivors

NEW YORK ­­­­– Staff from the State of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Small Business Administration remain on hand at 18 Disaster Recovery Centers throughout New York to provide face-to-face assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors.

The recovery centers, which will remain open until further notice, are one-stop shops for homeowners, renters, business owners and other eligible survivors to get assistance as quickly as possible. Translation services are available for survivors who don’t speak English.

Survivors can learn what help is available, ask questions, and apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA at any center.

Other reasons for survivors to visit a recovery center:

  • If you registered with FEMA and haven’t heard anything
  • If you registered with FEMA and are awaiting an insurance settlement and have questions or aren’t sure what to do next
  • If you received the recertification form for continuing temporary rental assistance and have questions or need help completing it
  • If you need assistance completing other forms such as the SBA loan application

Although it can be a convenient way to obtain one-on-one help, visiting a center is not a requirement for disaster survivors.

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. Or go to the Disaster Recovery Center locator 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. 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 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.

Following is a list of centers by borough and county:

Kings

Holy Family R.C. Church

9719 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11236

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Training building

43 Seba Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Social Security building

Gravesend

10 Bouck Court, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Jewish Community Center

YM-YWHA

3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

MCU parking lot

1904 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Sheepshead Bay Club

3076 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Nassau

Recreation Center and Ice Arena

700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Sacred Heart Parish

RR station parking lot

127 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, NY 11558

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Cedar Creek Park

Merrick Rd. East, Seaford, NY 11783

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport, NY 11520

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Queens

Sands Point Professional Building

230 Beach 102nd St., Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Fort Tilden Park

415 State Rd., Breezy Point, NY 11697

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

 

Community Church of the Nazarene

1414 Central Ave., Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

American Legion

209 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel, NY 11693

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Storefront

1001 Beach 20th St., Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Arverne by the Sea

68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Arverne, NY 11692

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Richmond

Kia in Staten Island

1976 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Suffolk

Lindenhurst Library

1 Lee Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/SandyNY

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