Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef announced last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Rockland County at Provident Bank Park in Pomona to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“This is a great opportunity for Rockland residents to find out about disaster assistance from knowledgeable FEMA personnel,” said Vanderhoef. “Residents and business owners should not hesitate to request help with registering for disaster assistance, filing insurance claims, or checking the status of an existing claim.
The center will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice. Residents who come to apply for aid should have their essential information ready, such as the address of the damaged property, the names of people in your household, a description of the storm damage, insurance information, social security number, and a telephone number and address where you can be reached.
Disaster assistance funds can also be distributed through direct bank transfer. Those hoping to use that option should bring their bank account number and routing number.
Residents are encouraged to visit the Disaster Recovery Center to file an application, check the status of their application and discuss low interest loans.
For more information residents can call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA or visit them online at www.disasterassistance.gov.