Federal Emergency Management Agency
A proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, D-Far Rockaway, said he’s asked FEMA to stop requesting the repayments, but the agency says it’s required by law to try to recoup money it sent out by mistake.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said the New York City public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for Superstorm-Sandy-related damages.
The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.
More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will “dramatically improve” the power grid on Long Island. It suffered widespread and sometimes weeks-long outages after the October 2012 storm.
As the anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaches this week, Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will receive $6.3 billion in storm aid in 2014.
Superstorm Sandy victims will have six more months to file critical paperwork for insurance payments.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.
Twitter announced Wednesday that it is launching a new feature to let U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.
The city’s lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.
Flood insurance premiums of $30,000 a year? That’s what some homeowners could be facing as astronomical rate hikes are set to take effect nationwide Oct. 1.
Contractor Angelo Genova was childhood friends with Charles Burgio but the two hadn’t been in touch in 32 years until Genova learned about Burgio’s situation.
The funding is the third round of nearly $55.1 million in buyouts for 272 homes in Sayreville and South River.
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.