Update: Info for LIers affected by this Week’s Flooding 8/14/14

Places to seek help on August 15th, 16th, and 17th:
(Ongoing information and contacts at bottom of post)

New York State is opening a multi-agency Disaster Assistance Service Center (DASC) that serves as a “one-stop shop” with information and resources for individuals affected by this week’s heavy rain and flooding.

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Disaster Assistance Service Center (DASC)

Islip Town Complex
401 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751 

 

Hours:

Friday, August 15: noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*Please note: Hours and days of operation are subject to change.

Agencies that will be present include: American Red Cross; Office of Mental Health; Department of Health; Local Social Services; Office of Children and Family Services; Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; and Department of Financial Services.

Additionally, representatives from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) will continue to be available at the Mobile Command Center.

DFS Mobile Command Center Dates and Locations:

  • Friday, August 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Brookhaven Township: Brookhaven Town Hall South Parking Lot, One Independence Hill, Farmingville
  • Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Babylon Township: Babylon Town Hall Parking Lot, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst

Attorneys from Touro Law Center will also be available to assist individuals.

People in need of assistance who are unable to visit the Mobile Command Center can call the Department’s Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759 for help with insurance-related issues. The DFS is extending the operating hours for the hotline this week, today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Some important information about the response to the flooding on Long Island:

  • The American Red Cross is available for individuals that need help. Please direct individuals in need of assistance to call the Red Cross at 1-877-733-2767.
  • New York State has deployed their Department of Financial Services’ Mobile Command Center to provide insurance assistance to homeowners, renters, and businesses that were affected by the storm. They were stationed today, Thursday, August 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Islip, at the Islip Town Hall Parking Lot located at 401 Main Street. Additional locations and times will be announced for the coming days. To read the press release, please click here.
  • Additionally, Touro Law Center is working to have attorneys at these Mobile Command Centers to provide additional support to individuals.
  • In addition, New York State may be opening Disaster Assistance Service Centers (DASC) on Long Island by this weekend. These centers traditionally include representatives from NYS Human Service Branch agencies, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), mental health service providers, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and other local community based organizations.

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