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April 29, 2013
Blog entry
How much of an impact can a small group of volunteers make after a disaster? Last Wednesday, I had the honor of addressing the Hurricane Sandy Champions of Change – a group of “ordinary” people who did (and are still doing) extraordinary things to help those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Many of them suffered damage to their homes and businesses as a result of the storm, but continued to fulfill the needs they saw in their communities.
April 26, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Four Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties will become Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 1. The centers, operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 26, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors have until April 30 to visit four Disaster Recovery Centers in New York City. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to provide:
April 25, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – In the six months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, significant progress has been made in New York’s recovery. Nearly all of the debris is gone. Many survivors have returned to their homes and repaired or replaced damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses are reopening. Many public schools, libraries, community centers and other institutions have reopened, including New York University Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Coney Island Hospital.
April 25, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Eight New Yorkers were honored Wednesday by the White House as Hurricane Sandy “Champions of Change.” The White House recognized the individuals for their work in response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. These hidden heroes implemented innovative, collaborative solutions to meet the unique needs of communities and neighborhoods as they worked to rebuild after the devastating effects of this disaster.
April 24, 2013
Updates
Timeline, milestones in response and recovery, before-and-after photos and videos plus data on disaster assistance, debris removal and other aspects of disaster operations. Hurricane Sandy: A Timeline http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?fromSearch=fromsearch&id=7290 Federal Assistance to Survivors
April 24, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 28-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, which previously had been extended to May 1, has been extended again to May 29. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the checkout date.
April 24, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
April 19, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
April 17, 2013
Updates
Although the April 13 registration deadline has passed, FEMA and its partners, including U.S. Small Business Administration and numerous volunteer agencies, remain in New York and will continue helping survivors until the job is done. STAY IN TOUCH WITH FEMA As the recovery process continues, Hurricane Sandy survivors should notify FEMA when you:

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