Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is reminding local residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy that applications for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must be submitted by Monday, December 31. Federal disaster assistance may help eligible applicants with disaster-related expenses and serious needs.  

“Hurricane Sandy has had a crippling affect on our community and the lives of residents across Long Island,” said McDonough. “As we work to rebuild, it is important for residents and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the storm to receive the appropriate funds, which they need and deserve.
Federal disaster assistance is essential to get Long Island back to normal. Even if you do not think you will qualify, please be sure to apply so that you can be considered.”  

Residents and business owners may also apply for assistance in person at:  

Community College
Student Union Building
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m,

Massapequa Marjorie Post Community Center

477 Unqua Road
Massapequa, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road East
Seaford, NY
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY
Monday - Sunday 8am - 6pm  

Survivors must register with FEMA to be considered for federal disaster assistance even if they have contacted the state, their local emergency management agency, the American Red Cross or other charitable organizations. Anyone who has not registered with FEMA for disaster aid, has questions about their application or needs more information about recovery programs may call FEMA’s toll-free helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by visiting  www.DisasterAssistance.gov


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