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Press Release

November 27, 2012

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT HOWARD BEACH IN QUEENS

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at St. Helen’s Church, 157-10 83rd St., Howard Beach 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 28

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be available in Howard Beach in Queens to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at St. Helen’s Church at 157-10 83rd Street in Howard Beach from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been unable to do so and answer questions about homeowners’, renters’ and business owners’ insurance coverage.

Citizens unable to go to the Mobile Command Center are encouraged to call the Department's storm hotline (800) 339-1759 which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.