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2013-10-24 15:00 - News Release

NEW YORK – More than $2.1 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts in New York one year after the devastating storm.Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for eligible costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. In New York, more than 2,700 grants have been approved so far.

2013-10-24 14:56 - News Release

Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts in New York had never seen before.The first 48 hours

2013-10-23 18:32 - Updates

Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct.1, 2013--The Carroll Street Bridge, which spans the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, is back in service after it was hea

2013-10-01 19:42 - News Release

To mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer a series of videos, photos, news releases and Web posts on the Sandy New York webpage, www.fema.gov/SandyNY. The rollout of products begins Oct. 3.For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit, www.twitter.com/FEMASandy and www.facebook.com/FEMASandy.

2013-09-23 16:06 - News Release

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1 billion in assistance to individuals and families in New York whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.This includes more than $855 million to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and nearly $145 million with other uninsured hurricane-related expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.

2013-09-03 18:25 - News Release

WHAT: As part of National Preparedness Month this September, free online tools from the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps are available to encourage households, businesses and communities to know their risk, make an emergency preparedness plan and inspire others to do the same. Fact Sheets

2013-09-03 17:34 - Updates

Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator Ken Curtin after speaking on New York’s long-term recovery at the Sandy recovery office in Queens, N.Y.

2013-08-30 18:35 - News Release

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the state of New York, has approved a 15-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The TSA checkout date has been extended to Sept.16, 2013. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the new checkout date.

2013-08-29 19:07 - News Release

NEW YORK — More than $8 billion has been approved in state and federal assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Individual Assistance  More than $3.7 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders