Islip (WALK) - It was dubbed the 200-Year Storm, but for many Long Islanders, yesterday's record rainfall was a case of deja vu.
Scores of homeowners in hard-hit areas like Bay Shore, Lindenhurst and Babylon hadn't even finished rebuilding from Super Storm Sandy when Wednesday's storm hit. Some neighborhoods are still badly flooded today, leaving residents unable to get in or out of their homes.
With this in mind, the state is mobilizing help for Long Islanders who need to navigate the maze of insurance. New York's Department of Finance has deployed its Mobile Command Center to the South Shore today, to help storm victims who suffered property damage.
"We will be providing direct assistance to Long Islanders whose homes and businesses were damaged by this week’s storms,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. "Trained staff will be available to answer questions and provide advice to New Yorkers with insurance issues."
The Mobile Command Center will be parked outside Islip Town Hall at 401 Main Street in Islip from 8 AM to 8 PM Thursday. Anyone who can't visit can call the Department's Disaster Hotline at (800) 339-1759.