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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