FEMA reps on North Fork Monday, Tuesday

11/04/2012 9:19 AM |

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Paradise Point, Southold.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand in a mobile trailer behind Southold Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 to help any residents in need of disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA employees will be available from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m.

Suffolk County received a major disaster declaration from the federal government on Oct. 30.

Residents who want to get a jump on applying for assistance can also go online to DisasterAssitance.gov or apply via smartphone at m.fema.gov. They can also call 1-800-462-7585.

Residents without insurance can apply for personal assistance with their housing needs, disaster-related medical and funeral expenses, clothing, household items, tools, fuel, clean-up items, damage to vehicles and moving expenses.

Those with homeowners and/or flood insurance can still receive FEMA assistance if their insurance settlement is delayed or is insufficient to meet their disaster-related needs.

They can also receive FEMA help if they’ve exhausted the additional living expenses provided by their insurance policies or if they cannot find rental housing.

Newsday reported today that FEMA has provided about $665,000 in cash assistance to 94 Suffolk County families.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Ballone urged residents affected to register with FEMA, which had a mobile center set up Saturday in Shirley.