BROOKLYN - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a new disaster recovery center to help Gerritsen Beach residents get back on their feet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The center at the Gerritsen Beach volunteer firefighter training building opened today. Sandy victims will be able to get one-on-one advice from experts on everything from rebuilding to low-interest disaster loans.

The center is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.