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August 29, 2013
This September, please prepare and plan in the event you lose electricity, water service, fuel, access to a supermarket or local services for three days. Download a FREE fact sheet here.
August 28, 2013
NEW YORK – September is National Preparedness Month, a good time for all New Yorkers to take advantage of resources that are available to help prepare for the next disaster or emergency. The event, now in its ninth year and hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare for emergencies.
August 28, 2013
Click to view full-size Image. Infographic: A Decade of Preparedness for National Preparedness Month 2013
August 23, 2013
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.7 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs associated with emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding of damaged public facilities. More than 2,300 grants have been approved so far. Recently approved emergency and permanent work grant projects:
August 6, 2013
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved an extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. Based on extensive applicant casework, two extensions were granted on a case-by-case basis. Some applicants will be extended until Aug. 16, 2013. A second group of households will be extended until Sept. 1, 2013.
August 1, 2013
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Go Green Initiative Team at the joint field office for New York Sandy recovery was recently recognized for its success in implementing sustainable practices. The team won the “Green Dream Team Award” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Sustainable Practices Award program.
July 29, 2013
NEW YORK — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved more than $7.8 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Individual Assistance
July 18, 2013
Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) specialist, Eric Phillipson speaks in Russian to Hurricane Sandy survivors about FEMA disaster assistance programs.
July 9, 2013
Liberty Island, N.Y., July 4, 2013--Visitors from around the world returned to Liberty Island for the official reopening of the Statue of Liberty. Hurricane Sandy flooded 75% of the island in October 2012 causing major damage to its infrastructure and facilities.
July 5, 2013
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 30-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 TSA checkout date has been extended to August 6, 2013. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the new checkout date.