New Disaster Recovery Centers open


Two new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in Nassau County to provide one-on-one assistance for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of help available to storm survivors.

The recovery centers are one-stop shops where eligible survivors can get assistance as quickly as possible. However, visiting with a recovery specialist is not necessary for disaster survivors who need help.

DRCs are open seven days a week until further notice. The new locations in Nassau County are:

Recreation Center and Ice Arena

700 Magnolia Blvd.

Long Beach, NY 11561

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish

282 Long Beach Road

Island Park, NY 11558

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Additionally, there is also a DRC located at Nassau Community College, which is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.