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New York: By the Numbers – 42

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August 29, 2013
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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

  • More than $996 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved for individuals and households including:
    • More than $852 million for housing assistance
    • Nearly $145 million for other needs assistance
  • More than $1.5 billion in Small Business Administration disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses

Public Assistance

  • Nearly $1.8 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of:
    • Emergency response
    • Debris removal
    • Repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities
  • 6.4 million cubic yards of debris removed

For information about New York State recovery programs, visit or call 855-NYS-SANDY.

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit,, and .

Last Updated: 
August 29, 2013 - 15:07
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