State’s mobile center offering additional help for Flanders-area Sandy victims

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06/30/2013 4:00 PM |
TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Several houses on Bay Avenue and other areas in Flanders suffered major damage during superstorm Sandy.

TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Several houses on Bay Avenue and other areas in Flanders suffered major damage during superstorm Sandy.

State department representatives will be available in Flanders on Monday to assist residents and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy, Southampton Town officials said.

The New York State Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Center will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center. Representatives will be available to assist residents and business owners applying for recovery aid that the federal government approved last month. They will also help process SandyHelp applications and assist with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by the storm.

Sandy damaged a number of houses in Flanders, some that have since been rendered not safe to live in, particularly in low lying areas such as Bay Avenue or the streets off the north part of Long Neck Boulevard and adjacent streets.

Officials said residents who have already applied for assistance will also be able to receive a status on their applications and additional help with the recovery aid process.

Southampton Town residents and business owners affected by Sandy and Hurricane Irene can access additional information and fill out an application at www.nysandyhelp.ny.gov or by calling 855-NYS-SANDY (855-697-72639).

To read the town’s Recovery Action Plan, visit www.southamptontownny.gov.

jennifer@timesreview.com