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New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy

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Release date: 
April 19, 2013
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NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • More than $3.3 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • More than $958 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • More than $821 million for housing assistance
    • More than $137 million for other needs
  • More than $1.4 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • Nearly $847 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 271,377 people have registered for assistance in the 13 designated counties
  • 183,696 housing inspections completed
  • 180,596 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

Sandy survivors should stay in touch and notify FEMA when they receive their insurance settlement, need to update their contact or address information, or have any questions regarding their application.

Applicants may call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585 to update FEMA. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, seven days a week.

Individuals can check on their application at or via smartphone or tablet at


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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.

SBA is the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover uninsured and uncompensated losses and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For information about SBA programs, applicants may call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).

Last Updated: 
April 24, 2013 - 08:49
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