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December 5, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – As New Yorkers remain in their homes or begin to consider returning home following Hurricane Sandy, the State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge them to be careful, remain safe and plan properly for their future well-being.  Some suggestions:
December 4, 2012
Blog entry
At FEMA we’re in the business of customer service and my boss, Administrator Fugate, often refers to our Community Relations teams as the face of FEMA. And rightfully so, because they are the team who literally pound the pavement and talk with survivors at their homes, apartments or at shelters. Community Relations teams also do what we call AIR, which stands for Assess, Inform and Report. They report back what they’re seeing in the field, allowing those in the disaster field office to be alerted to specific issues. This information is critical for us to set priorities.
December 4, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – One of the dire consequences of any disaster for many people is the loss of important documents. Often, such documents are needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state emergency services in order to process assistance applications for those who suffered losses or damage to their homes and belongings. If papers are gone – like birth certificates, Social Security cards, drivers’ licenses, tax records, etc. – New York state and FEMA are advising residents on how to recover them:
December 4, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The State of New York and Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau and Ulster counties to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their locations and hours are: Stehli BeachCorner of Bayville Road and Bayville AvenueBayville, NY 11709Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Dec. 8 Hudson River Maritime Museum50 Rondout LandingKingston,NY 12401Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, Dec. 7 
December 4, 2012
Updates
As FEMA’s first New York local hire following Hurricane Sandy, Ramona Faoye brings more than administrative skills to her job in Human Resources – she brings empathy.Although the hurricane spared Faoye’s Brooklyn home, the storm left many of her friends with severely flooded apartments and plenty of worry.“I am fortunate,” she said. “I have this job and working here makes me feel like I’m giving back to people who need help,” she said.
December 3, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Thirteen Disaster Recovery Centers have changed their hours as they continue to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New York. Disaster Recovery Centers are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to get face-to-face assistance as quickly as possible. The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visitor traffic at all New York Disaster Recovery Centers. When traffic slows at a certain time, a center may change its hours accordingly. 
December 3, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Disaster assistance may cover damages that insurance doesn’t. That is why individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy are urged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to apply for assistance even if they have insurance.
December 3, 2012
Updates
After you register for disaster assistance with FEMA, you may receive a letter in the mail with a Small Business Administration (SBA) return address. You need to open it and complete the forms inside even if you are not a business. It's a critical step in the recovery process; whether or not you want a low-interest loan, if you do not return your SBA application, you may miss out on other assistance from FEMA.Applicants may also apply online:
December 2, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have already registered with FEMA are urged to keep in touch and keep their contact information current, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster. After survivors register for assistance, FEMA will reach out to them 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. 

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