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Press Release

November 9, 2012

Department of Financial Services Offering Insurance Assistance in the Rockaways Today

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Fort Tilden Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Friday, Nov. 9

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

(November 8, 2012)

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be in the Rockaways from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, November 9 to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Sandy.

The Department's representatives will be available to meet with local residents inside the agency's Mobile Command Center, which will be located at Fort Tilden Park, 1-199 Rockaway Point Boulevard, Breezy Point.

Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have be 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 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website,


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