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Posted on: October 27, 2021

FEMA to Close “Hurricane Ida” Disaster Recovery Center at Town’s Rose Caracappa Senior Center

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Farmingville, NY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the “Hurricane Ida” Disaster Recovery Center at the Town of Brookhaven’s Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mount Sinai will cease operations at 7:00 pm on Saturday October 30. The Disaster Recovery Center was opened in early October in response to the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The severe storm brought high winds, heavy rain and flooding across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, including Long Island and parts of Brookhaven Town, on September 1 and September 2. For more information, go to the Town website or call 631-451-TOWN (8696). Please refer to the following resources related to the recovery from Ida:

New York State Ida Resources:
Please refer to, which has links to resources with FEMA, NYS, and local governments. This page can be translated into many different languages if needed.

NYS Department of Financial Services:
For constituents looking to reach out to the NYS Department of Financial Services for questions about their current insurance policy and coverage, they can use the DFS hotline at (800) 339-1759.

DFS flood and disaster resource page:
This page has links to brochures and other helpful resources for constituents

Individual Assistance from FEMA:
For constituents seeking financial assistance from FEMA, they can apply directly for assistance through the FEMA website and find other FEMA resources: They can also register for assistance by calling: 800-621-3362.

Individuals may apply for this disaster assistance whether they have insurance or not. Registering online is the fastest way to access FEMA assistance. Not only can you register here, you can check the status of your claim and upload requested documents.

  • Constituents should have the following information available when they register:
  • Name and SSN of the primary applicant.
  • Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).
  • Current and pre-disaster address.
  • Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household.
  • Current contact information.
  • Types of insurance held by the household.
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income.
  • Losses caused by the disaster.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested

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