2012-11-21 / Front Page

Disaster Recovery Centers Open In New York

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has 30 Disaster Recovery Centers in New York to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
 
In addition, roughly 1,000 FEMA community relations personnel are blanketing damaged neighborhoods, going door-to-door delivering information vital to recovery and encouraging residents with damaged property to register for assistance. They can help refer survivors to the proper resources for any unmet disaster needs, but they do not assess or document damage. FEMA inspectors will contact survivors directly after they have registered.
 
Individuals do not have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register with FEMA. Here are some alternatives: They may apply for FEMA assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  Individuals may also register online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smart phone at m.fema.gov.   
 
To find the Disaster Recovery Center nearest you, 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, check out the disaster recovery center locator at www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.
 
Recovery centers are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to get help as quickly as possible. More centers will open as sites are identified and approved.  Conditions at individual locations may vary and affect opening times.
 
Disaster Recovery Centers are now open at:
 
Nassau Community College (Student Union Building)
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Miller Field
600 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Boulevard
Long Beach, NY 11561

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Sacred Heart Parish (tent)
127 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Corner of Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Duane Reade (Waldbaums Supermarket parking lot)
115-12 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Town Hall West
401 Main Street
Islip, NY 11757
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
 
Ikea
1 Beard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Holy Family R.C. Church
9719 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Mount Loretto CYO
6581 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10309
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Mount Manresa Jesuit House
239 Fingerboard Road
Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Riverhead County Center
300 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Fort Tilden Park (Building 415)
1-199 Rockaway Point Boulevard
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Mastic Recreation Community Center
15 Herkimer Street
Mastic, NY 11950
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Lindenhurst Library
1 Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Coffey Park
85 Richards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
New Cassel Community Center Garden
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY 11590
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
American Legion
209 Cross Bay Boulevard
Broad Channel, NY 11693
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Provident Bank Park
1 Provident Bank Park Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sun
 
Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Gerritsen Little League Field
2671 Gerritsen Avenue
Gerritsen Beach, NY
Hours:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
12th Judicial District
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri                                       
 
Social Security Building
Gravesend
10 Bouck Court
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Storefront
1001 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Kia in Staten Island
1976 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Sun
 
Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sun
                               
Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road East
Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Nov. 19

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