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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Remain Open to Assist Nassau Residents

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2012
Contact: Katie Grilli-Robles, Press Secretary (516) 571-4225

 

Mangano: FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Remain Open to Assist Nassau Residents

Centers Provide Residents and Business Owners with Information on Disaster Assistance Programs

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds residents that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened seven Disaster Recovery Centers for homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the State of New York, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand at locations throughout Nassau County to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

"The recovery center is a one-stop informational shop for eligible survivors where they can meet with both state and federal representatives in order to have their important questions answered," said County Executive Mangano. "I encourage residents who have suffered loss due to Hurricane Sandy – regardless of extent – to register for assistance by stopping by the mobile Disaster Recovery Center, calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov ."

FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible mobile office where applicants may go to receive guidance regarding disaster recovery, clarification of any written correspondence received, Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information, resolutions to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance, status of applications being processed by FEMA, as well as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program information.

The Nassau County locations and hours of operation of FEMA''s Disaster Recovery Centers are:

Nassau Community College
Student Union Building
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m,

Long Beach
Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Boulevard
Long Beach, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Island Park
Long Island Railroad Station Parking Lot, near Village Office
127 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Westbury
New Cassel Community Center
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Uniondale
Mitchell Field Athletic Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Seaford
Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road East
Seaford, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Massapequa
Marjorie Post Community Center
477 Unqua Road
Massapequa, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are a convenient way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and how to apply for it.

Services offered by Disaster Recovery Centers can include:

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received
  • Housing assistance and rental resource information
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA

Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-332 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Operators are multilingual.