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Department of Financial Services to Offer Insurance Assistance to Brooklyn Residents in Canarsie on Saturday

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Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions At Holy Family Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

Albany, NY (November 9, 2012)

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be in Canarsie in Brooklyn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Sandy.


The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with Canarsie area residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be located at the parking lot of Holy Family Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, near the intersection of Rockaway Parkway and Flatlands Avenue.


Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have be 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 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department’s website,