Addabbo Returns NYS Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Center Van to Howard Beach: Saturday, March 30

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

March 26, 2013

Insurance Assistance in Queens to Help Sandy Victims; 7-Day Storm Hotline Is Staffed 

Queens, NY, March 26, 2013 NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is pleased to bring back to Howard Beach the NYC Department of Financial Services Van to offer insurance assistance in  Queens. The van was most recently in the area last week.  Department representatives will be available to answer consumer questions; a storm hotline will also be staffed seven days a week to help Storm Sandy victims.

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be available to help still-struggling 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 the following location on the upcoming date:


Saturday, March 30  – 10 AM to 5 PM

163-50 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach

in front of Staples


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


Residents 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., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.


Insurance information is also available on the Department's website,


For more information please call Senator Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.

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Judy Close, Press Secretary
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
15th Senate District - Satellite Office
66-85  73rd Place
Middle Village, NY   11379
Ph:  718-497-1630