Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
•More than $2.8 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses and repair or replacement of public infrastructure
oMore than $923 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households:
•Nearly $797 million for housing assistance
•More than $126 million for other needs assistance
oNearly $1.2 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
oMore than $721 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
•More than $2.8 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
•5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed (95 percent)
•269,591 people contacted FEMA for help or information
•181,121 housing inspections completed
•167,113 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
•More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
•25 languages used to communicate assistance information to survivors
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. EST, seven days a week.
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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.