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

December 11, 2012
Blog entry
When Jack Zenkel, 10, was in the hospital with a serious head injury six years ago, his mother, Michele, stood vigil. She was worried, but determined to remain hopeful. While Jack was resting in his hospital bed, a woman with a small, furry therapy dog entered his room. Upon seeing the dog, Jack’s face immediately lit up.  For the next few minutes, Jack petted and snuggled with the dog.  “I was amazed at the wonderful effect the dog had on my son. The dog made a huge difference,” says Michele.
December 10, 2012
Updates
New York has two new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opening to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors with getting the help they need. The locations and hours of the new DRC's are:Kings CountyMCU parking lot1904 Surf Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11224Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun Nassau CountyMeadowmere Park14 Meyer Ave.Lawrence, NY 11559Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Fri., Dec. 14
December 10, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers in Kings and Nassau counties to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors. Locations and hours of the centers are: Kings CountyMCU parking lot1904 Surf Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11224Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sun Nassau CountyMeadowmere Park14 Meyer Ave.Lawrence, NY 11559Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Fri., Dec. 14
December 9, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – New York residents beginning the rebuilding process will have another opportunity to get expert advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Beginning on Tuesday, December 11, FEMA mitigation specialists will be at five new locations to offer guidance on ways homeowners can build safer and stronger in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.Residents can receive advice on safe cleanup, as well as repair and building techniques designed to protect homes from future storms. This information is available to the public and provided at no cost.
December 8, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy howled into meteorological history, the State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue at full pace to assist survivors of the devastating storm. Twenty-seven New York Disaster Recovery Centers remain in place to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help to people rebuilding their homes and lives following the hurricane. Most are open seven days a week. 
December 8, 2012
News Release
New Public Assistance grants to NYPD, NYU Medical Center and NYC Sanitation NEW YORK – This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced three new Public Assistance (PA) grants to New York, bringing the total awarded since Hurricane Sandy to $254 million. PA grants will be used to reimburse the New York Police Department, New York University Langone Medical Center and the City of New York Department of Sanitation for part of the cost incurred saving lives, protecting property and cleaning up New York before, during and after the hurricane.

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