New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

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NEW YORK, NY – March 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • $2.95 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • More than $928.5 millionin FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • Nearly $800.4 million for housing assistance
    • More than $128.1 million for other needs
  • Nearly $1.25 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • Nearly $738 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)
  • 269,923 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 181,582 housing inspections completed
  • 169,859 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery

Individuals can register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. 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 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week.

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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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