NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers:
- $2.3 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
- $904 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
- $785 million for housing assistance
- $119 million for other needs
- $1 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
- $668 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
- 5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed (95 percent)
- 267,970 people contacted FEMA for help or information
- 179,230 housing inspections completed
- 158,023 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
- More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
- 25 languages used to communicate assistance information to survivors
Individuals can register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST, seven days a week.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.