New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)
Six months after Sandy, New York communities in recovery
Although the April 13 registration deadline has passed, FEMA and its partners, including U.S. Small Business Administration and numerous volunteer agencies, remain in New York and will continue helping survivors until the job is done.
Learn more about the ongoing recovery effort.
Find resources for recovery and rebuilding.
- WE’RE HIRING for a variety of positions to work on recovery efforts. Qualified candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Visit newyork.us.jobs and enter FEMA in the keyword search to see the full list of positions.
- FEMA, at the request of the state of New York, has approved a twenty-eight day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the extended twenty-eight day period and the checkout date of May 29, 2013.
- Make sure FEMA has your current contact information if you have applied for disaster assistance. After registering, FEMA will reach out to you to set up housing inspections and mail determination letters, so updating your phone number and mailing address as needed is key to ensure that your recovery is not delayed.
- Don’t wait to settle with your insurance company before applying for a Small Business Administration disaster loan. Your insurance policy may not cover all replacement, repair and rebuilding costs; a disaster loan is available to cover the difference.
- Visit our Rumor Control page for a list of identified rumors and help us combat misinformation.
- Learn more about filing a flood insurance claim.
- Visit fema.gov/sandy for FEMA's overall Hurricane Sandy information.
Following a disaster, it is important for communities to not only rebuild, but to rebuild safer and smarter.
Looking back six months after Hurricane Sandy struck New York, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano reflects on how his community benefited from the Sheltering and Temporary Essential
Timeline, milestones in response and recovery, before-and-after photos and videos plus data on disaster assistance, debris removal and other aspects of disaster operations.
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