People still dealing with Sandy-related insurance problems got a little help when the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) came to town.
A DFS Mobile Command Center set up shop on Cross Bay Boulevard on Thursday, March 21 to help with insurance needs in the wake of Sandy. About 15 to 20 people were helped between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the site, according to Peter DeLucia, director of special events for State Senator Joseph Addabbo.
Many people have had problems with insurance disbursements as they try and rebuild after the storm, DeLucia said. Addabbo and his staff have been in contact with DFS since the storm and were able to get aid to come to Howard Beach.
“We’ve been in contact with them constantly since the storm hit,” DeLucia said, adding that it was helpful for residents to work directly with DFS staffers. “There’s only so much we can do.”
DFS set up shop the next day in Rockaway with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and helped an additional 20-plus people.
The Command Center will return to the same Howard Beach spot, at 163-50 Cross Bay Boulevard, on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.