Disaster Recovery Center
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center at Westchester CountyCenter’s Little Theater beginning tomorrow for individuals, households and businesses to get help filing for Hurricane Irene disaster aid.
County Executive Astorino will officially open the site at 9:30am tomorrow.
The first step is to register: call FEMA’s registration number1-800-621-3362; or go on line at www.disasterassistance.govFor those with speech or hearing disabilities, use the TTY number at 800-462-7585.
In addition to State and Federal partners at the center, staff from the County Department of Social Services will be on hand to help residents. There will also be representatives from the Small Business Administration, who can explain the low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size.
The Disaster Recovery Center will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Parking fees have been waived.
FEMA strongly advises people to register in advance of visiting the disaster center.
William R. Weaver, Supervisor