FEMA Van Stationed at Town Hall on November 11 and 12

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Huntington Township announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Individual Assistance Van will be at Town Hall Sunday November 11 and Monday November 12 to offer advice and to assist homeowners determine if they are eligible for Hurricane Sandy disaster assistance and to aid with the necessary paperwork.

The van will be at the Jackson Avenue side of Town Hall, which is located at 100 Main Street, Huntington, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

FEMA’s website defines disaster assistance as “financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help you with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. This assistance is not intended to restore your damaged property to its condition before the disaster.”

FEMA suggests that before visiting the van, homeowners visit the website at www.disasterassistance.gov to learn about the various types of aid available and basic eligibility guidelines.

In other storm-related actions, town officials announced that the town-operated shelter at the Village Green Center will close at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 10, as a result of dramatic drop in the number of individuals using the shelter. The eight warming centers operated by a coalition of the Town, social services agencies and local houses of worship will remain open.

Additionally, the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony originally scheduled for Sunday November 11 has been cancelled.

Also this information can be helpful:

Individuals do not have to go to a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) 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. They may also register online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

To find the DRC 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 or by mobile phone at m.fema.gov.

Disaster Recovery Centers will be open throughout the weekend and on the Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 12.

In addition to the new locations, recovery centers where storm survivors can get help close to Huntington are:
Lindenhurst Library
1 Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
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


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