New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

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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

Last Updated: 
April 19, 2013 - 16:00
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