FEMA center opens to assist Brooklyn tornado victims

A FEMA disaster assistance center opened in Brooklyn Wednesday to help victims of an August 8 tornado.

Residents, business owners and renters can now speak with federal agents about concerns ranging from insurance to reimbursement. The center also allows tornado victims to interact with representatives from the Red Cross, charities and other agencies.

The center is open at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 552 59th St. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The tornado, the first to hit Brooklyn in more than a century, caused almost $500,000 worth of damage and ruined hundreds of structures.

Related information:

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."