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Department of Financial Services Offering Insurance Assistance at Locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County

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Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims


Albany, NY (January 4, 2013)

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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