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 6, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – State and federal disaster officials urge survivors of Hurricane Sandy to come forward and ask questions they may have about registering for disaster assistance. Accurate information is readily available and can help dispel misleading rumors.     Here are some questions that are commonly asked:
December 5, 2012
Blog entry
Driving toward the old Navy pier in the Stapleton area of Staten Island, you would never know that past the warehouses, graffiti and lonely steel fence are hundreds of disaster workers in a hub of activity, a prime example of how government agencies come together. It is also the home of New York City’s only marine unit on Staten Island, the guys who handle all emergency incidents in New York Harbor.
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:

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