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Hurricane Sandy: After two years, $13.6 billion, FEMA continues N.Y. recovery

Release date: 
October 23, 2014
Release Number: 
SRO-011

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.

FEMA has funded more than 3,500 Public Assistance projects including repairing and restoring hospitals, schools, transit venues, waterways, parks, beaches, marinas, water treatment plants and public buildings. A roster of services has been restored, including utilities critical to everyday life. Billions of federal dollars have been expended during the past two years. The numbers below tell the story.

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It has been two years since Hurricane Sandy struck New York.

$13.6 billion

Total FEMA has already provided to New York.

$1 billion

The dollars given to help survivors get back on their feet with temporary housing assistance, disaster unemployment and other needs assistance.

    $3.9 billion

Amount paid by FEMA to 53,288 policyholders for flood claims through its National Flood Insurance Program.

$5.5 billion

Total Public Assistance obligated to communities and certain non-profit organizations to help recover from Hurricane Sandy and includes:

 

  • $620.6 million for debris removal
  • $1.22 billion for emergency work
  • $3.68 billion for permanent work

    $1.7 billion

Added to permanent repair projects to protect against future damage.        

    $84.7 million

Through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to projects throughout the state to protect against future damage.

$1.5 billion

Small Business Administration loans for homeowners and businesses affected by the storm.

To learn more about FEMA Public Assistance in New York, visit: fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit and dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery.

For more information, visit /sandy-recovery-office

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

 

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:06