New York Recovery By the Numbers

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February 22, 2013
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NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • $2.4 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • Nearly $909.9 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • $788.5 million for housing assistance
    • $121.4 million for other needs
  • $1.07 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • $669 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed (95 percent)
  • 268,290 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 179,516 housing inspections completed
  • 160,131 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
  • 25 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 1 a.m. EST, seven days a week.

Last Updated: 
February 22, 2013 - 16:00
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