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

November 29, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved two Public Assistance (PA) grants totaling more than $39 million to reimburse the city of Long Beach and Nassau County for 75 percent of their costs for debris removal due to Hurricane Sandy. $24 million will go to the city of Long Beach; $15 million will be awarded to Nassau County. FEMA does not perform the actual debris removal work; it reimburses the local governments that contract for the eligible work.
November 29, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that new Disaster Recovery Centers are open in White Lake and Freeport to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.Their locations and hours of operation are: Cornelius Duggan School3460 Rte. 55White Lake, NY 12786Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Fri., Nov. 30Freeport Recreation Center130 East Merrick Rd.Freeport, NY 11520Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday
November 29, 2012
News Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate traveled to New York and New Jersey to meet with federal, state and local officials and to discuss ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. During his visit, Administrator Fugate emphasized that communities in impacted states have the continued, full support of FEMA and the federal family.
November 28, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $703 million to help individuals and families recover from the disaster.FEMA is reaching out to all 13 designated counties, focusing on the hardest hit areas of New York state. Assistance to the hardest-hit areas includes:
November 28, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Westchester and Suffolk counties remain open to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy, but hours of operation have changed.  People who need face-to-face help at a DRC in the Westchester County Center should visit between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily until further notice. The address is 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606.  In Suffolk County, DRC locations and new hours are:H. Lee Dennison Building100 Veterans Memorial HighwayHauppauge, NY 11788
November 28, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – Property owners who sustained flood damages and are insured by policies underwritten by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are strongly urged to file claims immediately. “The faster the claim is filed, the sooner the settlement process can begin,” said David Passey of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. “Individuals start the claim process by calling their insurance agent or company.”

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