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 19, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $535 million to help individuals and families recover from the disaster.FEMA is reaching out to all the 13 declared counties with attention to the hardest hit areas of New York State. To date, more than $535 million has been approved. Assistance to the hardest hit areas includes:
November 19, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has numerous Disaster Recovery Centers in New York to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy. 
November 19, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK – As many New Yorkers work to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are warning of another danger: Phony building contractors and other scam artists often appear in communities struggling to recover from a disaster. “In times of crisis, New Yorkers pull together,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael F. Byrne. “However, some people will try to take advantage of vulnerable survivors. We strongly recommend that folks take a few simple steps to make sure they’re dealing with an honest person.” 
November 19, 2012
Blog entry
Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012 -- FEMA Inspector Richard Martin inspects a basement apartment in Hoboken two days after the residents applied for FEMA assistance. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to provide assistance to residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
November 19, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Disaster assistance does not count as income. Survivors who receive federal disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Sandy will not pay additional income taxes or see any reduction in their Social Security checks or any other federal benefits. Grants for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or other needs do not count as income. Donations from charitable organizations also will not affect Social Security payments or Medicare benefits.
November 19, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $500 million to help individuals and families recover from the disaster.FEMA is reaching out to all the 13 declared counties with attention to the hardest hit areas of New York state. To date, more than $500 million has been approved. Assistance to the hardest hit areas includes:

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