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New York: By the Numbers

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April 12, 2013
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NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy has reached nearly $3.2 billion, including:

  • Nearly $954 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • Nearly $818 million for housing assistance
    • More than $136 million for other needs
  • Nearly $1.4 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • Nearly $824 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public

Other assistance:

  • More than $3.3 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • 271,188 people have registered for assistance in the 13 designated counties
  • 183,358 housing inspections completed
  • 179,240 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 or via smartphone or tablet at 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: 
April 12, 2013 - 15:00
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