Post-Ida Disaster Recovery Centers Open in New Hyde Park, Mount Sinai

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People wait in line to meet with FEMA officials in Coney Island, New York, November 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Those seeking federal assistance to help with damages caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida can now contact or visit two disaster recovery centers (DRCs) on Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Wednesday.

There is one DRC office open in Nassau and one in Suffolk. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The locations are:

  • Michael J. Tully Park Physical Activity Center, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park

  • Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 NY-25A, Mount Sinai

“Homeowners, renters and business owners on Long Island who were victims of flooding and storm-related damages can now visit these sites in-person and access numerous resources at the state and federal level to help them recover and rebuild,” Hochul said. “I am grateful for the support of FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and her team on the ground who continue to work with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to get these critical Disaster Recovery Centers open and begin the recovery process for survivors.”

Residents can meet face-to-face with FEMA staffers and representatives of other federal and state agencies at these offices. Residents are encouraged to apply for FEMA assistance before visiting a DRC but may also apply at a DRC.

In addition to the Long Island locations, New York has opened the following DRCs:

  • Medgar Evers College – 231 Crown Street, Brooklyn

  • Queens College, Student Union – 152-45 Melbourne Ave, Flushing

  • Hostos Community College – 450 Grand Concourse, E. Building C, Bronx

  • Grinton I. Will Library – 1500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers

  • Mamaroneck Village Court Clerk – 169 Mount Pleasant Ave, Mamaroneck

  • College of Staten Island, Gymnasium Building R1 – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island

To apply for FEMA help, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app, or call 800-621-3362. Operators are on duty seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Multilingual operators are available.

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