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Registration Deadline Nears for FEMA Disaster Aid

The deadline for residents affected by Irene in Lindenhurst and elsewhere in New York is October 31.

Lindenhurst residents affected by have only two more weeks to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible federal disaster assistance.

The 60-day registration period ends on October 31.

“Registration keeps open the possibility of a wide range of assistance,” said Philip E. Parr, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer. “If your insurance coverage comes up short, or other damage appears later, then you need to be registered for us to help.”

To register call the Helpline at 800-621-3362. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585.

Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov. Follow the link to apply online for FEMA assistance.

The registration period and the deadline apply to the major federal disaster declaration signed by President Obama on August 31 that enabled residents and business owners in Albany, Bronx, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, , Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester counties to register for federal recovery aid.

 

Editor's Note: FEMA's in Hauppaugue closed . And the deadline for has now passed.

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