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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December 20, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $1.3 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Richmond County. To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 27 projects from applicants in Richmond County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The $1,350,231 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.
December 20, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $452 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Queens County. To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 130 projects from applicants in Queens County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The $452,123,532 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.
December 20, 2013
News Release
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
Updates
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
Updates
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
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