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New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

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 or via smartphone or tablet at 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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