New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy

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Release date: 
March 8, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-184

NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • More than $2.8 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses and repair or replacement of public infrastructure
    • More than $923 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households:
      • Nearly $797 million for housing assistance
      • More than $126 million for other needs assistance
    • Nearly $1.2 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
    • More than $721 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • More than $2.8 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • 5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed (95 percent)
  • 269,591 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 181,121 housing inspections completed
  • 167,113 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 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 10 p.m. EST, seven days a week.

Last Updated: 
March 8, 2013 - 12:55
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