For Immediate Release: February 25, 2013
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE IN NASSAU COUNTY, STATEN ISLAND AND BROOKLYN
Department Representatives Available to Answer Consumer Questions
Long Island Site Will Mark 100th Time DFS Representatives Have Visited a Storm Sandy-Affected Community With Agency’s Mobile Unit
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced that representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be at locations in Nassau County, Staten Island and Brooklyn to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.
The visit to Copiague in Nassau County on Wednesday will mark the 100th time Department representatives have visited a community affected by Superstorm Sandy using the agency’s Mobile Command Center to offer insurance-related help to storm victims.
The Department's representatives will be available to meet with residents at these locations:
Wednesday, Feb. 27 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Tanner Park Senior Center, end of Baylawn Avenue in Copiague.
Thursday, Feb. 28 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Senator Andrew Lanza’s Storm Relief Tent, Corner of Mansion and Whitman Avenues.
Friday, March 1 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 402 Van Brunt St. in Redhook.
Saturday, March 2 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Avenues Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.
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., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.