Emergency Information
Nassau County Disaster Recovery Center Location And Hours

November 2, 2012
Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY
Hours: Nov. 2 until further notice: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week
FEMA: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available. The recovery center acts as a one-stop-shop where people in need of assistance can meet with both state and federal workers and get help as quickly as possible.

OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

Red Cross: 516-747-3500

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636

Pet Safe Coalition: 516-404-5513

Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline: 1-888-684-4274

Anyone on Pfizer medications who need assistance can contact Pfizer Connection to Care Program at 1-866-706-2400. Inform the operator that you’re on a Pfizer Medication and have been a victim of the hurricane. You will be given instruction on how to receive an application to apply. Those who qualify will receive a 90 day supply of the Pfizer medication.

To report power outages or downed power lines:

LIPA Hotline: (800) 490-0075

HOT MEALS:

Residents affected by the hurricane can get a hot meal, courtesy of the American Red Cross at Cedar Creed Park in Wantagh, Waldbaum’s Shopping Center in Long Beach, and Christopher Morely Park in the Town of North Hempstead.

INSURANCE CLAIMS - NYS Department of Financial Services Disaster Hotline

Please note that Hurricane deductibles have been suspended by the state. This hotline will answer questions and help with problems. The Disaster Hotline number is 1-800-339-1759. It is staffed Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Homeowners unable to resolve disputes with insurers can file complaints at:

http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/fileacomplaint.htm

VOTING INFORMATION

The State Board of Elections met in an emergency meeting late yesterday and approved an extension of the deadline for absentee ballot applications as New Yorkers continue to deal with the destruction of the hurricane. The original deadline for applications transmitted by mail, fax or letter was October 30th. It is now today, Friday, November 2nd.

Voters may still go to Nassau County Board of Elections located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, and cast an absentee ballot in person up to Monday, November 5th. The phone number is 516-571-VOTE (8683) or 516-571-2411.

The polls will be open on Tuesday, November 6th from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For changes to any poll site please check the Board of elections website, www.elections.ny.gov.

The State Board also acted to extend the deadline for absentee ballots themselves to be returned to the Board of Elections by an additional 6 days, from November 13 to November 19. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, November 5th.

Completed absentee ballots may also be submitted in person by a voters designee to the Board of Elections before polls close on election day, Tuesday, November 6th, by 9 p.m.