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Press Release

January 04, 2012

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT LOCATIONS IN BROOKLYN, STATEN ISLAND, NASSAU COUNTY AND SUFFOLK COUNTY

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions

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 locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County to help 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:

Brooklyn

Saturday, Jan. 5 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jamaica Bay Home Depot, 5700 Avenue U.

Staten Island

Sunday, Jan. 6 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prince’s Bay Waldbaum’s, 6400 Amboy Rd.

Nassau County

Monday, Jan. 7 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waldbaum’s Plaza Parking Lot, 85 East Park Ave., Long Beach.

Brooklyn

Tuesday, Jan. 8 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bergen Beach/Mill Basin Shopping Center, 6620 Avenue U.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coney Island, MCU- Parking Lot, 1904 Surf Ave.

Suffolk County

Thursday, Jan. 10 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Amityville/Lindenhurst Home Depot, 1101 Sunrise Highway, Copiague.

Staten Island

Friday, Jan. 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stop & Shop, Great Kills/Eltingville, 4343 Amboy Rd.

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 staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily including weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.

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