Residents and business affected by Hurricane Irene are urged to visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers in Essex County. The centers are located at the Jay Municipal Center in Ausable Forks and the Moriah Fire Department. The DRCs have information and services and are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday, until the end of October.
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Moriah Residents and business affected by Hurricane Irene are urged to visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers in Essex County.
The centers are located at the Jay Municipal Center in Ausable Forks and the Moriah Fire Department. The DRCs have information and services and are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“If you have been impacted by flooding or the hurricane you should stop by. Everyone has left with either valuable information or potential funding sources,” said Kristen Sayers from the state health department.
Frank Tamburro, of the Office of Children and Family Services, was equally supportive of the resources and assistance offered to those taking advantage of the DRC.
“FEMA, Small Business Administration, the New York State Insurance Department, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Labor, Department of Health, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, the Salvation Army and other organizations are here and ready to help people now,” Tamburro said.
The DRC is open to residents of any county affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and will remain open as long as people continue to use the center.
Residents are encouraged to apply for assistance with the Federal Department of Emergency Management by calling 1-800-621-3362 and completing the Essex County’s Disaster and Flood Damage Survey.
Information including the New York State Disaster Assistance handbook, the Disaster Assistance Resource Guide: Adirondack Region and more continues to be updated on the Essex County website: www.co.essex.ny.us
Essex County Public Health will continue to offer Tetanus vaccine for Irene survivors, responders and volunteers during regular clinic hours. Call 873-3500 to make an appointment.