Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FEMA Disaster Assitance Deadline Extended to January 28th

Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until Jan. 28, 2013 to register for federal disaster assistance.

Disaster Recovery Centers are still open in most designated counties where FEMA and SBA specialists are on hand to answer questions. To find the nearest recovery center, 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

Individuals can also find a recovery center – and register for disaster assistance – online at or via smartphone or tablet by going to or by downloading the FEMA app. They may also call FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) should call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit,, and

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