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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.
October 21, 2014
Updates
Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy’s winds, rains and storm surge wreaked havoc across New York, hospitals, schools, roads and tunnels have been restored, renewed and made more resilient thanks to more than $5.5 billion federal dollars awarded by FEMA’s Public Assistance program.FEMA Public Assistance is supporting the restoration of New York’s storm-damaged infrastructure by providing grants to state and local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations to restore facilities that provide critical services New Yorkers rely on.
October 2, 2014
News Release
New York, NY -- Currently, the 25 members of Herkimer County’s volunteer Schuyler Ambulance Inc. learn of and respond to an emergency by means of five pagers and two portable radios, all borrowed from the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company.  In addition, should dispatched members need to contact the county dispatch center or a hospital they must use personal cell phones or the single mobile radio phone in the ambulance, creating uneven reliability in their communications, as well as frequently interrupting patient care.
September 24, 2014
Updates
NYC is home to hundreds of historic landmarks and thousands of artists and cultural organizations, many internationally known such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York City Ballet. 
September 5, 2014
News Release
FEMA and Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management Improve Community Disaster Resiliency through America’s PrepareAthon! New York, NY – New York and New Jersey have seen their share of weather disasters in recent years. Based on recent experience and on current assessments of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the region is likely to endure continuing shifts in weather patterns, prompting a need for emergency management expertise, as well as community preparedness for severe weather.

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