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July 27, 2015
News Release
Agreements Total $9.9 Billion in Recovery Funding Since 2013; Funding Provided Under New Public Assistance Pilot Program
April 17, 2015
Updates
Under the direction of President Obama, the National Disaster Recovery Framework was created to identify an approach to recovery that would engage existing federal resources and incorporate the full capabilities of local and state entities for resilient recovery. An example of these efforts can be found in the Long Island Smart Growth Resilience Partnership, which is paving the way for Long Island to be a national model for sustainable, resilient infrastructure recovery and rebuilding.
January 20, 2015
Updates
In October 2012, an estimated 80 million gallons of saltwater inundated the Hugh L. Carey (Formerly Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel ‘BBT’) and Queens Midtown tunnels ‘QMT.’ Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy damaged architectural, mechanical and electrical components of both tunnels. While the effects of the storm damaged many homes and left millions without power, it also left a deep impact on transportation — a vital aspect to the livelihood of New Yorkers.
January 15, 2015
Updates
While there is still work to be done, FEMA continues to support communities in New Jersey and New York as they rebuild to become stronger and more resilient. Recovery is just as much about building a stronger future as it is about repairing past damage. Progress is being made as Sandy recovery offices in Eatontown, N.J. and Forest Hills, N.Y. reflect on one year in operations.
December 18, 2014
Updates
As 2014 comes to a close, FEMA and its partners in state and local government, other federal agencies, voluntary organizations and the private sector continue working to rebuild New York in ways that make it stronger, more resilient and better able to withstand future storms. Many of the employees at the Sandy Recovery Office are Sandy survivors. Some of their homes sustained damage; several employees took in friends and neighbors displaced by the storm. It has been a long and sometimes difficult road to recovery.
October 23, 2014
Updates
Sandy recovery facts (as of Oct. 6, 2014)Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts in New York had never seen before.Recovery milestones at two yearsMore than $13.6 billion in total federal assistance has been provided for Individual Assistance grants, SBA low-interest disaster loans, National Flood Insurance Program payments and Public Assistance grants.Individual Assistance
October 23, 2014
News Release
NEW YORK – The time limit to file proof of loss claims for policyholders affected by Hurricane Sandy is Oct. 29, 2014.The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) usually requires policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim within 60 days from the date of their loss.The magnitude of the Sandy disaster is the reason the filing deadline was extended for two years  to give policyholders additional time to file claims. 
October 23, 2014
News Release
NEW YORK—Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, FEMA, in partnership with the federal family and state and local governments, has been on the scene helping individuals, government entities and eligible non-profits as New York recovers from the storm’s devastation.
October 23, 2014
Updates
For many New Yorkers, Oct. 29, is a date that will forever be etched in memory. When Hurricane Sandy struck on that day in 2012, it brought heavy rain, strong winds, and record storm surges never seen before in the New York area. The immediate aftermath left tens of thousands without homes, millions without power and heavily damaged critical infrastructure.
October 23, 2014
Updates
Recently, Kathleen Madigan, the Disability Integration Advisor (DIA) for FEMA’s Sandy Recovery Field Office in New York, was informed by Goldie Rosenberg, FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) about a neighborhood in Far Rockaway where Sandy survivors were struggling. Madigan, Rosenberg and Shelba Bradley of FEMA’s Equal Rights Office (ERO) decided to drive out to the area to assess the situation. While walking around the area, they crossed paths with a woman whose family was renting a home that was damaged by, but never repaired after, Hurricane Sandy.

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