Homeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.
Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.
While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.
The senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.
Those in need can go to Amityville High School, where the supplies have been unloaded.
After the skies clear and the water recedes, the human response to a disaster on the order of Hurricane Sandy is to give back. Here are five great ways to do so in New York City right now.
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration announced state and federal emotional stress hotlines have been made available to New Jersey residents and relief workers.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Superstorm Sandy caused widespread destruction and devastation across the Tri-State.
Mayor Bloomberg says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Staten Island for last year’s Christmas weekend blizzard, meaning the federal government will reimburse some costs for the snow cleanup.