New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy

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March 22, 2013
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NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • More than $3 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • More than $935 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • Nearly $805 million for housing assistance
    • More than $130 million for other needs
  • Nearly $1.3 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • More than $740 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 270,222 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 182,005 housing inspections completed
  • 172,589 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • 5.6 million cubic yards of debris removed
  • More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
  • 26 languages used to communicate assistance information to survivors

New York survivors have until March 29 to register with FEMA and return their applications for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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March 22, 2013 - 15:05
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