For Immediate Release: November 29, 2012
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT FIVE LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND
Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Staten Island, Lindenhurst, Breezy Point, Brooklyn and Long Beach
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 at five locations in New York City and Long Island to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.
The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:
Friday, Nov. 30 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lindenhurst Library, 1 Lee Ave. in Lindenhurst.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Tilden Park, 1-119 Rockaway Point Blvd. in Breezy Point.
Sunday, Dec. 2 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coffey Park – Redhook, 85 Richards St.
Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2901 Gerritsen Ave. in Gerritsen Beach.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hurricane Relief Event at 4212 Hylan Blvd.
Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been 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.