MONTICELLO, NY (November 27, 2012) – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau is reporting that "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the [former] Duggan School in the Town of Bethel. The FEMA DRC will assist Sullivan County residents and businesses that suffered damage to the properties as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Sandy. The FEMA DRC will be open on Wednesday, November 28, Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The DRC will be located at the [former]Cornelius Duggan School, behind the Town Hall and the street address is 3454 Route 55 in White Lake, NY 12786.
“Sullivan County has been declared as a disaster area by Presidential proclamation, for both the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program and the FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) program, as a result of the damages realized from Hurricane Sandy. Representatives from the United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Region III office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be onsite at the DRC in Bethel during this three day period to answer questions, and assist with the FEMA registration and IA process. I encourage any business owner or individual that has experienced damage to their business or personal property from Hurricane Sandy to register for FEMA IA assistance, and to go to the DRC in Bethel for direct assistance from FEMA representatives.
“Individuals and families may apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362."