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March 14, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $733 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. More than 326 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements: Debris removal
March 14, 2013
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In the aftermath of a disaster, survivors should watch out for people trying to take advantage during their most vulnerable time. There are a few steps survivors can take to protect against fraud and ensure they’re dealing with honest people. When receiving offers for state or federal aid
March 13, 2013
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NEW YORK – After Hurricane Sandy, profits sank for many New York neighborhood business anchors. Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza in Staten Island was one of those neighborhood fixtures that was damaged. After the storm, Goodfella’s co-owner Scot Cosentino found his place a mess. A few feet of water turned a storage room into a lake with everything floating upside down. The Goodfella’s team decided to do what had worked after damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011: apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
March 12, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance. Survivors also can call the helpline to:
March 11, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been working to reimburse schools and school districts in New York for costs associated with emergency work, permanent work and debris removal. So far, more than $8.1 million in Public Assistance grant funding from FEMA has been approved for school projects in the 14 New York disaster impacted counties designated for Public Assistance.
March 8, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
March 8, 2013
Updates
Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of natural hazards, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. Program Management
March 7, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is March 24, 2013. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
March 7, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK CITY — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $721 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal, local governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. More than 268 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements: Emergency work expenses
March 7, 2013
Updates
FEMA for Kids Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can go to the kids section of ready.gov to create a plan that will help you be ready for different kinds of unexpected situations. You're already a great planner. Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?

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