Federal Emergency Management Agency
Residents are still waiting for help three weeks after President Barack Obama visited parts of Staten Island following superstorm Sandy.
It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.
Govs. Cuomo, Christie and Malloy are teaming up in a regional effort to land nearly $83 billion in federal aid. Christie is expected to be in Washington on Thursday to press for aid, Cuomo said.
Connecticut residents have until Dec. 31 – just one more month – to file for individual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A month after superstorm Sandy struck, gone is the thick oil that covered the streets by the water in Lindenhurst. So, too, is the silence of the residents in shock.
One month ago today, superstorm Sandy slammed into the Tri-State Area and for some, including those along the Hudson River, it’s still a struggle to get back to normal.
More than 30,000 homes or businesses were destroyed or sustained substantial damage from last month’s storm.
So far, FEMA has approved more than $7.5 million in aid to Connecticut to help with the clean-up and relief effort, according to the agency.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he has sent letters to landlords, ordering them to restore services damaged by Superstorm Sandy as temperatures drop, and use the city’s Rapid Repair Program if they have not done so.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimates Superstorm Sandy caused a whopping $19 billion in losses in New York City so he asked federal lawmakers to put up nearly $10 billion to reimburse both government agencies and private businesses.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency as of Sunday had approved more than $664 million to help New York state residents recover from Superstorm Sandy.
The New York State Department of Labor is administering the funds and will work with communities to help deploy workers to job sites.
Mary Butler’s home in Arverne was without heat and electricity since the storm hit. She signed up for the city’s rapid repairs program on Monday and now has her power back.
As the victims of superstorm Sandy struggle to recover, New York State officials want them to make sure they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get help.
Long Island seems to be getting the lion’s share of assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following superstorm Sandy.
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