Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy
The Building Department has established a hotline for Sandy recovery related inquiries. Please call (516) 801-5642 for assistance. View information on post hurricane Sandy services offered by the Building Department.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
To find the nearest recovery center, the following options are available:
- Text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA), and a text message will be sent back with the address.
- The Disaster Recovery Center locator is available online at www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.
Individuals also can find a recovery center – and register for FEMA help – online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov, by downloading the FEMA app or calling 800-621-3362.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, and with the Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding, New York State (the State) developed the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program along with several other Disaster Recovery initiatives as outlined in the State’s Action Plan. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program is designed to help New Yorkers that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee to recover and rebuild, and just as importantly, to stimulate economic growth in the affected communities.
Important Phone Numbers and Websites
Fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and helplessness are common after any traumatic event. Project HOPE heps you move forward. If you or somone you know feels overwhelmed after Hurricane Sandy, connect with Project HOPE. Project HOPE can help you cope and manage stress. Call 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) or email . Talk to someone. Confidential. Free. 24/7.
Free and Confidential Counseling Services
Free and confidential counseling services are available to children, adolescents and adults adversely affected by Superstorm Sandy. Certified Social Workers are now available at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center located at 15 Neil Court in Oceanside. For further information, please contact Lori Zlotoff, LCSW at (516) 544-2341 or email . Clients may also be seen at sites in Long Beach and Merrick.