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FEMA To Open 3 New Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

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The rebuilding of lives continues after the flooding that ravaged our region with Hurricane Irene.

In response to some of the hardest hit areas FEMA has announced that they will be opening 3 new mobile disaster recovery centers in the Capital Region. According to the FEMA press release I received here is some information you should know if you are affected:

“Before visiting a recovery center, I strongly recommend people seeking assistance, to register with FEMA,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “Having spoken with or contacted state or local officials does not count. You must register with FEMA in order to apply for help.”By phone, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585. Applicants can also register online at or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”

Here is where the 3 new centers will be located.

Greene County

Catskill Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414

 Orange County

Government Complex-Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553

 Washington County

Farmers Market, 201 Main Street, Salem, NY 12865

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