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April 4, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – The disaster recovery center in Long Beach, N.Y., currently staffed by state and federal specialists, will become a disaster loan outreach center operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 13. Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York have until 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, to visit the disaster recovery center at the Recreation Center and Ice Arena, 700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach, N.Y., 11561.
April 3, 2013
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Monique Pilie knows how to get it done on time. She’s a former Federal Express courier who started a nonprofit in her hometown after Katrina. Hike For Katreena focused on replacing the trees destroyed by the hurricane. (Which explains the unique spelling of Ka-tree-na.) For her nonprofit, she hiked 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail with the goal of planting a tree for each mile hiked. Mission accomplished. The nonprofit planted 8,000 trees in her five years with the group and recently passed a 20,000 trees plateau.
April 2, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK –  April 13 is the deadline to register for possible federal disaster assistance and to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan to help New York recover from Hurricane Sandy. As the registration and application deadline nears a week from Saturday, more than $3.1 billion in disaster assistance has been approved for survivors.  That figure translates into families getting back into their homes and schools, businesses reopening, and neighborhoods beginning to move forward.
March 29, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
March 29, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – FEMA and New York State disaster recovery centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties will change hours of operation beginning Monday, April 1. Beginning Monday, Nassau and Suffolk disaster recovery centers will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All centers are closed on Sunday. The five centers are:                                          Nassau County                                     Freeport Recreation Center
March 29, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – To assist families who are still struggling to locate housing after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today they will reinstitute the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), a unique rental assistance program that provides temporary rental payments directly to landlords to help families displaced by disasters. DHAP-Sandy will help families find intermediate housing as they rebuild their lives.
March 28, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $806 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs relating to emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities.
March 27, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Sandy survivors need to watch out for people trying to take advantage of their most vulnerable moment. There are a few simple steps survivors can take to protect against fraud and ensure they’re dealing with honest people. When receiving offers for state or federal aid Identity thieves are always looking for ways to find their next targets, and some are using offers of state or federal aid to steal personal information from disaster survivors. It is important to know that:
March 27, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – At the request of the State of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 15-day extension for Hurricane Sandy survivors to apply for disaster assistance. Survivors now have until April 13 to register with FEMA and to return their disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
March 26, 2013
Updates
Dani Sadorf, 22, earned a liberal arts degree from the University of Washington and may someday teach aerial dance. Arriving in November, she worked on the AmeriCorps team in New York helping survivors clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Far from her San Diego home, she was undaunted by the task at hand. Here, she recounts her experience.

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