FEMA offers disaster centers in Yonkers, Rockland County

FEMA representatives will be registering applicants for federal assistance today and tomorrow.

Hudson Valley residents seeking information or help applying for federal aid after superstorm Sandy can go to disaster recovery centers in Yonkers and Rockland this weekend.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the Yonkers center Thursday. FEMA representatives will be available through 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Will Library to answer questions and offer help in filing for aid for property damage, injuries, lost income and other disaster-related issues, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement.

"Sandy left many Yonkers households with damage and has also left many with questions on how they will move forward," Spano said. "I encourage anyone who was impacted by this storm to visit the disaster recovery center and find out about the critical assistance that may be available to help recover from this devastating storm."


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FEMA opened a similar center in White Plains earlier this month. The Yonkers center is open to all residents affected by Sandy, officials said. Households are eligible for as much as $31,000 in FEMA aid in counties designated as disaster areas.

The Will Library is at 1500 Central Park Ave. in Yonkers.

In Rockland County, a second FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is set to open Saturday at the Piermont Village Hall, 478 Piermont Ave. It will be open through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Another is open daily at Provident Bank Park in Ramapo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will continue to run until further notice.

For more information on FEMA disaster assistance, visit www.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA.

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