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 5, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Nassau and Orange counties to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their locations and hours are: Young Israel (Gymnasium)859 Peninsula Blvd.Woodmere, NY 11598Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri. Closed Sat Kiryas Joel VillageTown Hall (2nd floor)51 Forest Rd.Monroe, NY 109509 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thurs., Dec. 6
December 5, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – As New Yorkers remain in their homes or begin to consider returning home following Hurricane Sandy, the State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge them to be careful, remain safe and plan properly for their future well-being.  Some suggestions:
December 4, 2012
Blog entry
At FEMA we’re in the business of customer service and my boss, Administrator Fugate, often refers to our Community Relations teams as the face of FEMA. And rightfully so, because they are the team who literally pound the pavement and talk with survivors at their homes, apartments or at shelters. Community Relations teams also do what we call AIR, which stands for Assess, Inform and Report. They report back what they’re seeing in the field, allowing those in the disaster field office to be alerted to specific issues. This information is critical for us to set priorities.
December 4, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – One of the dire consequences of any disaster for many people is the loss of important documents. Often, such documents are needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state emergency services in order to process assistance applications for those who suffered losses or damage to their homes and belongings. If papers are gone – like birth certificates, Social Security cards, drivers’ licenses, tax records, etc. – New York state and FEMA are advising residents on how to recover them:
December 4, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The State of New York and Federal Emergency Management Agency have new Disaster Recovery Centers in Nassau and Ulster counties to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their locations and hours are: Stehli BeachCorner of Bayville Road and Bayville AvenueBayville, NY 11709Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Dec. 8 Hudson River Maritime Museum50 Rondout LandingKingston,NY 12401Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, Dec. 7 
December 4, 2012
Updates
As FEMA’s first New York local hire following Hurricane Sandy, Ramona Faoye brings more than administrative skills to her job in Human Resources – she brings empathy.Although the hurricane spared Faoye’s Brooklyn home, the storm left many of her friends with severely flooded apartments and plenty of worry.“I am fortunate,” she said. “I have this job and working here makes me feel like I’m giving back to people who need help,” she said.

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