Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a fourth Disaster Recovery Center for homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained a loss or homelessness as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the State of New York, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available. Locations are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Nassau Community College
1 Eductaion Drive
Garden City, New York
Recreation Center and Ice Arena
700 Magnolia Blvd
Long Beach, New York
Island Park Village Hall
127 Long Beach Road
Island Park, New York
New Cassel Community Center
141 Garden Street
Westbury, New York
A Registration Center is also opened at Cedar Creek Park for residents simply seeking to register for disaster assistance.
FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers are readily accessible mobile offices 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.
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 aid.
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 until further notice.
For more information on storm recovery, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/hurricane or follow Ed Mangano on Facebook and Twitter.