New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)

Incident period: October 27, 2012 to November 9, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 12, 2015
News Release
Assistant Fire Chief Sees Gear as “Fundamental to Safety”NEW YORK, NY -- The Sherburne Village Fire Department will receive equipment to fill self-contained breathing apparatuses used to provide 39 volunteer firefighters with breathing air as they fight blazes or encounter toxic fumes.
July 27, 2015
News Release
Agreements Total $9.9 Billion in Recovery Funding Since 2013; Funding Provided Under New Public Assistance Pilot Program
April 17, 2015
Under the direction of President Obama, the National Disaster Recovery Framework was created to identify an approach to recovery that would engage existing federal resources and incorporate the full capabilities of local and state entities for resilient recovery. An example of these efforts can be found in the Long Island Smart Growth Resilience Partnership, which is paving the way for Long Island to be a national model for sustainable, resilient infrastructure recovery and rebuilding.
January 20, 2015
In October 2012, an estimated 80 million gallons of saltwater inundated the Hugh L. Carey (Formerly Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel ‘BBT’) and Queens Midtown tunnels ‘QMT.’ Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy damaged architectural, mechanical and electrical components of both tunnels. While the effects of the storm damaged many homes and left millions without power, it also left a deep impact on transportation — a vital aspect to the livelihood of New Yorkers.
January 15, 2015
While there is still work to be done, FEMA continues to support communities in New Jersey and New York as they rebuild to become stronger and more resilient. Recovery is just as much about building a stronger future as it is about repairing past damage. Progress is being made as Sandy recovery offices in Eatontown, N.J. and Forest Hills, N.Y. reflect on one year in operations.
December 18, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, FEMA and its partners in state and local government, other federal agencies, voluntary organizations and the private sector continue working to rebuild New York in ways that make it stronger, more resilient and better able to withstand future storms. Many of the employees at the Sandy Recovery Office are Sandy survivors. Some of their homes sustained damage; several employees took in friends and neighbors displaced by the storm. It has been a long and sometimes difficult road to recovery.


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