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News and Media: Disaster 4085

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FONSI: NYC DPR Rockaway Peninsula Parks, Queens County, NY

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Environmental Assessment, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Rockaway Peninsula Parks, Queens County, NY

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FEMA P-942, Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York MAT Report, Recovery Advisories & Fact Sheets

This ZIP file contains the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report and appendices, the recovery advisories, and two fact sheets regarding Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

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New York; FEMA-4085-DR

Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4085-DR-NY for Hurricane Sandy.

 DHS officials visit a shelter
DHS Officials met with local residents

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, right, spoke to local residents at a shelter set up at Susan Wagner high school. The shelter is set up to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with many partners and organizations to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

 FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Rockaway, Queens, N.Y. for residents to apply for assistance
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rockaway, New York

FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Rockaway, Queens, N.Y. for residents to learn what programs are available to them and to apply for disaster assistance.

FEMA Corps team Tundra 3 posed for a photo during their deployment to New York to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in 2012.
FEMA Corps team Tundra 3 in New York

FEMA Corps team Tundra 3 posed for a photo during their deployment to New York to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in 2012.

 Craig Fugate,  FEMA Administrator, spoke with Hurricane Sandy survivors.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks with Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, spoke with Hurricane Sandy survivors at the Community Church of the Nazarene. Administrator Fugate visited several parts of New York that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, signs of life are returning to the burn zone, an area where 135 homes were destroyed by fire. Twenty to 30 homes are in different stages of construction as the neighborhood rebuilds. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
One Year After Hurricane Sandy Homes Are Starting To Rise In The Burn Zone

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, signs of life are returning to the burn zone, an area where 135 homes were destroyed by fire. Twenty to 30 homes are in different stages of construction as the neighborhood rebuilds. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, signs of life are returning to the burn zone, an area where 135 homes were destroyed by fire. Twenty to 30 homes are in different stages of construction as the neighborhood rebuilds. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
One Year After Hurricane Sandy Homes Are Starting To Rise In The Burn Zone

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, signs of life are returning to the burn zone, an area where 135 homes were destroyed by fire. Twenty to 30 homes are in different stages of construction as the neighborhood rebuilds. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

FEMA Emergency Management Specialist hands out literature to residents at the Elmont Home Depot as part of the third annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops. More than 700 Home Depot stores from the Gulf Coast to New England participated; FEMA employees volunteered at many of the Home Depot locations for the one-day event that served to raise awareness and help residents prepare for hurricane season, which begins June 1. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
FEMA Participates In Preparedness Workshops At Home Depot

FEMA Emergency Management Specialist hands out literature to residents at the Elmont Home Depot as part of the third annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops. More than 700 Home Depot stores from the Gulf Coast to New England participated; FEMA employees volunteered at many of the Home Depot locations for the one-day event that served to raise awareness and help residents prepare for hurricane season, which begins June 1. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Mitigation Specialists on a site visit with Long island Power Authority (LIPA) representatives inspect improvements to the system following guidelines set up in the FEMA Storm Hardening Initiative. FEMA’s PA and Mitigation Grant Programs provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
FEMA Specialists View Improvements To Electric Grid

FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Mitigation Specialists on a site visit with Long island Power Authority (LIPA) representatives inspect improvements to the system following guidelines set up in the FEMA Storm Hardening Initiative. FEMA’s PA and Mitigation Grant Programs provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

A before and after pair of images shows an image on top of concrete piers that used to support a wooden boardwalk. in the distance are piles of concrete rubble and lower rise apartment buildings. An image on the bottom shows a rebuilt concrete boardwalk with people riding bicycles in the same location.
Rockaways Five Years After Hurricane Sandy

Five years after the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy destroyed the 5.5 mile boardwalk, residents are enjoying a stronger, more storm resilient boardwalk. FEMA funding for the project included a 428 Alternative Procedures grant in the amount of $263 million to pay for resilient concrete decking and infrastructure. The city also received a $199 million FEMA grant for 406 mitigation to elevate the boardwalk and construct a sand barrier to increase resiliency. FEMA/K.C. Wilsey

FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY
Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

FEMA Community Relations (CR) team members moved through Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY, after Hurricane Sandy. The CR members talked with disaster survivors about FEMA assistance and assessed the situation on the ground. Photo by Walt Jennings/FEMA

FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY
FEMA Community Relations in Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY

FEMA Community Relations (CR) team members moved through Breezy Point and Rockaway, NY, after Hurricane Sandy. The CR members talked with disaster survivors about FEMA assistance and assessed the situation on the ground. Photo by Walt Jennings/FEMA

 A boardwalk is destroyed by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, New York.
Boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

A boardwalk is destroyed by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

A FEMA employee stands on a bus of people
Local Residents wait on buses to visit the Disaster Recovery Center

Local residents wait on a heated bus, rather than out in the cold at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that has been set up to help residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The FEMA DRC manager is on the bus calling out the number of the next person to be assisted by FEMA. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

 Rockaway, New York residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Local residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy

Local residents clean up after the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

 Local crews clear streets that are piled with sand due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
Local crews clear streets of sand from Hurricane Sandy

Local crews clear streets of sand from Hurricane Sandy

New York residents pick up water from the National Guard after Hurricane Sandy.
Points of Distribution provide supplies after Hurricane Sandy

-Local residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy get water and meals ready to eat from National Guard troops at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Point of Distribution located at the disaster recovery center on Roackway Point Boulevard. FEMA is one of many agencies coordinating relief efforts after the storm. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA