For Immediate Release: November 13, 2012
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
Department of Financial Services Offering Insurance Assistance in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn on Wednesday
Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14
Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Sandy.
The Department's representatives will be available to meet with local residents inside the agency's Mobile Command Center, which will be located at Larry Vegan Field (near the FEMA recovery site) on the corner of Gerritsen Avenue and Cyrus Avenue in Gerritsen Beach.
Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have be unable to do so and answer questions about homeowners', renters' and business owners' insurance coverage.
Citizens unable to go to the Mobile Command Center are encouraged to call the Department's storm hotline (800) 339-1759 which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.