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Press Release

January 18, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, BROOKLYN, STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS, NASSAU COUNTY

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions

Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at locations in Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau County to help 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 these locations:

Suffolk County

Saturday, Jan. 19 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amityville/Lindenhurst Home Depot, 1101 Sunrise Highway, Copiague.

Brooklyn

Sunday, Jan 20 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PS 195, 195 Irwin St., Manhattan Beach.

Staten Island

Tuesday, Jan 22 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stop & Shop, Great Kills/Eltingville, 4343 Amboy Blvd.

Brooklyn

Wednesday, Jan 23 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jamaica Bay Home Depot, 5700 Avenue U.

Queens

Thursday, Jan 24 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at C-Town/Rockaway Beach Shopping Center, 8715 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Nassau County

Friday, Jan 25 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Riviera, 200 East Shore Dr., Massapequa.

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 staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily including weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.

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