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 8, 2012
News Release
More than $327 million in Individual Assistance Approved for Disaster Survivors   WASHINGTON -- At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to lead the federal government's effort to provide assistance and support to states affected by Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the federal family and its public and private partners continue to provide all available resources to support state, local, and tribal communities in affected areas.
November 8, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK CITY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants storm survivors to know that Community Relations teams are back in the field and Disaster Recovery Centers have resumed operations after a one-day suspension of operations caused by inclement weather.  It’s important to know that individuals do not have to go to a DRC to register with FEMA. Here are some alternatives:
November 8, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Residents awaiting inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency can begin their cleanup process and remove trash prior to the arrival of FEMA inspectors.  If you do not have insurance to cover your disaster-related damages, an inspection performed by a FEMA inspector is required to process your application.
November 8, 2012
News Release
NEW YORK CITY, NY – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open today to provide information and help for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of help available to storm survivors.The Recovery Centers act as one-stop shops for homeowners, renters, business owners and other eligible survivors to get assistance as quickly as possible.
November 7, 2012
News Release
More than $293 million in Individual Assistance Approved for Disaster Survivors  
November 7, 2012
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As part of ongoing efforts to ensure families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy get the support they need, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the agency is increasing the amount of rental assistance that it may provide eligible disaster survivors in New York and New Jersey.  The rental amount, based on existing HUD Fair Market Rates (FMR) for fiscal 2013, is being increased by an additional 25 percent. 

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