FEMA To Close All Brooklyn Disaster Centers Except One

Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, site of a DRC that will close on Saturday.

FEMA announced today that they will close all but one of Brooklyn’s Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), with the last day being this Saturday, February 16.

Here’s part of an e-mail blast they sent out today:

NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, to visit four disaster recovery centers.
The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York recovery centers. Traffic at the four centers has slowed, indicating the information needs of survivors in those areas have mostly been met. So far, there have been more than 13,000 visits to the four centers combined.
Survivors who need help may still visit any of the other centers that remain open throughout New York, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Also, all recovery centers will suspend service Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The four centers that are discontinuing service Feb. 16 are located at:
American Legion
209 Cross Bay Blvd.
Broad Channel, NY, 11693
Jewish Community Center
3300 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
Sheepshead Bay Club
3076 Emmons Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
Gerristen Beach Volunteer Fire Department Training Hall
43 Seba Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11229

Brooklyn will be left with just one DRC, located in the MCU Parking Lot at 1904 Surf Avenue.

Individuals can also find a recovery center – and register for FEMA help – online or by calling 800-621-3362.

Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until Feb. 27, 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.


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