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2014-10-23 15:57 - News Release

NEW YORK – The time limit to file proof of loss claims for policyholders affected by Hurricane Sandy is Oct. 29, 2014.The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) usually requires policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim within 60 days from the date of their loss.The magnitude of the Sandy disaster is the reason the filing deadline was extended for two years  to give policyholders additional time to file claims. 

2014-10-23 15:09 - News Release

NEW YORK—Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, FEMA, in partnership with the federal family and state and local governments, has been on the scene helping individuals, government entities and eligible non-profits as New York recovers from the storm’s devastation.

2014-10-23 14:55 - Updates

For many New Yorkers, Oct. 29, is a date that will forever be etched in memory. When Hurricane Sandy struck on that day in 2012, it brought heavy rain, strong winds, and record storm surges never seen before in the New York area. The immediate aftermath left tens of thousands without homes, millions without power and heavily damaged critical infrastructure.

2014-10-23 14:52 - Updates

Recently, Kathleen Madigan, the Disability Integration Advisor (DIA) for FEMA’s Sandy Recovery Field Office in New York, was informed by Goldie Rosenberg, FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) about a neighborhood in Far Rockaway where Sandy survivors were struggling. Madigan, Rosenberg and Shelba Bradley of FEMA’s Equal Rights Office (ERO) decided to drive out to the area to assess the situation. While walking around the area, they crossed paths with a woman whose family was renting a home that was damaged by, but never repaired after, Hurricane Sandy.

2014-10-21 18:50 - Updates

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy’s winds, rains and storm surge wreaked havoc across New York, hospitals, schools, roads and tunnels have been restored, renewed and made more resilient thanks to more than $5.5 billion federal dollars awarded by FEMA’s Public Assistance program.FEMA Public Assistance is supporting the restoration of New York’s storm-damaged infrastructure by providing grants to state and local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations to restore facilities that provide critical services New Yorkers rely on.

2014-10-02 16:37 - News Release

New York, NY -- Currently, the 25 members of Herkimer County’s volunteer Schuyler Ambulance Inc. learn of and respond to an emergency by means of five pagers and two portable radios, all borrowed from the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company.  In addition, should dispatched members need to contact the county dispatch center or a hospital they must use personal cell phones or the single mobile radio phone in the ambulance, creating uneven reliability in their communications, as well as frequently interrupting patient care.

2014-09-24 18:49 - Updates

NYC is home to hundreds of historic landmarks and thousands of artists and cultural organizations, many internationally known such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York City Ballet. 

2014-09-05 20:00 - News Release

FEMA and Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management Improve Community Disaster Resiliency through America’s PrepareAthon! New York, NY – New York and New Jersey have seen their share of weather disasters in recent years. Based on recent experience and on current assessments of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the region is likely to endure continuing shifts in weather patterns, prompting a need for emergency management expertise, as well as community preparedness for severe weather.

2014-09-05 18:32 - News Release

Replaces 39-Year Old Vehicle Used to Train NYS Firefighters New York, NY -- The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) has received a federal grant to purchase a new, well outfitted fire truck that will be used in the training of New York State’s firefighters that attend training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science, FEMA’s Ms. Dale McShine announced here today.

2014-09-05 13:59 - News Release

NEW YORK – With the obligation of more than $982 million to New York University’s Langone Medical Center along with many other projects, disaster assistance funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program to help rebuild New York after Hurricane Sandy now exceeds $3.8 billion.