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ISSUED 8/30/2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Advisory

Lawsky to Address Recovery Issues as Department Dispatches Emergency Vehicle to Staten Island

Will be joined by Borough President Molinaro, Senator Lanza, Assemblyman Cusick, Councilman Oddo

NEW YORK, NY (08/29/2011) Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky will meet with the media at 2 p.m., today in Staten Island to announce how New York State Insurance Department disaster recovery operations are being activated in areas hit by this weekend's storm.

Lawsky will answer media questions at the parking lot at 2944 Victory Blvd on Staten Island, an area hard hit by Irene, where the Department's Mobile Command Center (MCC) is being dispatched to assist Staten Island residents with insurance-related questions.

Lawsky will be joined by Borough President James Molinaro, State Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Councilman James Oddo.

The MCC is a 50-foot-long van equipped with high-speed internet access and telephone equipment that is being used to help property owners file claims and contact their insurance companies. Insurance Department personnel will also be available to answer consumers' questions.

WHO: New York State Insurance Department
WHAT: Press conference
WHEN: Tuesday August 30, 2011 at 02:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Parking lot of Mike’s Unicorn Dinner, 2944 Victory Blvd @Saybrook, Staten Island
NOTES: Interviews will be available with DFS Superintendent Lawsky, local officials and consumers seeking help at the MCC.

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