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Helpful info that can assist in your efforts to get the maximum help possible.Be aware of scams and fraud (helpful info)
If you experienced property damages due to the storm...
the Yonkers Library at 1500 Central Ave and the Mamaroneck Library at 136 Prospect Ave is open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM to help you get the maximum benefits possible.This is a resource center with multiple organizations/agencies including FEMA, State, SBA, County resources, Red Cross, Project Hope and other resources and information. FEMA is key, and these other organizations may be able to support as well. You can also call 800 621 3362 (disasterassistance.gov). Call 877-Red Cross if you need additional help.
I anticipate that sometime in the future that FEMA will also set up a temporary resource center at the Greenburgh Library for a few days. Will advise when the schedule is finalized. So far, about twenty people have volunteered for a program we're going to start --storm relief angels. We will initiate contacts with seniors and provide them with help in completing applications. And appealing denials. I am meeting with FEMA government liaisons on Monday --want to get their advice on how we can be most helpful to those who need our help.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS, FRAUD
Unscrupulous people frequently try to take advantage of those who suffered damages. Federal and state workers do not solicit or accept money. DO NOT PAY ANYONE WHO HELPS.
PHONY HOUSING INSPECTORS-- If someone knocks on your door asking to see their identification badge. If a FEMA representative contacts you ask for their FEMA identification number. If you are suspicious you can call 800 621 3362.
CONTRACTORS--Often after a disaster, individuals will represent themselves as legitimate contractors. Ask for references, be careful about advance payments. Make sure they get the proper permits. There is a FEMA disaster fraud hotline: 866 720 5721.