New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 20, 2013
NEW YORK -- More than $2.2 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts to date in New York. This figure includes over $31 million for permanent work to protect against future disaster damage.
December 13, 2013
New York, NY – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are creating a tool to measure how well communities recover from disasters.The tool will be based on a set of benchmarks, known as healthy community recovery indicators, established by the research project. State and local officials such as emergency managers and planners, as well as federal long-term recovery workers in New York, will be able to use the tool.The tool is scheduled to be ready for use by late 2014.
October 28, 2013
As New York’s resilient recovery continues, federal departments collaborate with state, local governments, businesses and voluntary organizations
NEW YORK – In 2009, President Obama charged the U.S. departments of Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development with bringing together a group of more than 20 federal departments, agencies and offices to develop a guide for disaster recovery organizations and to make recommendations for improving the nation’s approach to disaster recovery.
October 25, 2013
Before & After
October 24, 2013
NEW YORK – When Hurricane Sandy made landfall a year ago on Oct. 29, the unprecedented storm surge and strong winds devastated tens of thousands of New Yorkers.Amid widespread power outages and storm debris, New York survivors began asking where and how to begin putting their lives back together.
October 24, 2013
A Year After Hurricane Sandy, More Than $2.1 Billion In FEMA Public Assistance Grants In New York Helps Clear Debris, Reopen Public Facilities
NEW YORK – More than $2.1 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts in New York one year after the devastating storm.Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for eligible costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. In New York, more than 2,700 grants have been approved so far.