New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

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Release date: 
April 5, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-204

NEW YORK — New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • Nearly $946 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • Nearly $812 million for housing assistance
    • Nearly $134 million for other needs
  • Nearly $1.4 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • Nearly $3.3 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • $817 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 271,181 people have registered for assistance in the 13 designated counties
  • 182,807 housing inspections completed
  • 176,947 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

Individuals can register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They may also call the FEMA helpline 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week.

To apply for an SBA disaster loan, go to https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA. Survivors may also visit a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (text “DRC” and your Zip Code to 43362 or go to FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers for locations). For assistance, call the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

Last Updated: 
April 5, 2013 - 15:02
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