New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)

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

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May 31, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.3 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. Approximately 1,325 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements:
May 30, 2013
NEW YORK – FEMA has awarded more than $1.6 million to the New York City Department of Transportation for repairs to the Carroll Street Bridge, which sustained damage from Hurricane Sandy. A historic crossing over the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, N.Y., Carroll Street Bridge is one of only a few bridges in the United States that retracts horizontally to open for marine traffic (known as a “retractile”). The bridge first opened to traffic in 1889 and is the only remaining wooden bridge that carries cars in the city.
May 29, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 39-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.
May 29, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – At the request of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, President Obama has approved a federal cost-share increase for projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance grant program from 75 percent to 90 percent. This increase allows FEMA to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations 90 percent of eligible costs of emergency expenses, debris removal and infrastructure repair. The remaining 10 percent is provided by non-federal funds.


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