New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)

Incident period: Saturday, October 27, 2012 to Thursday, November 8, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012
  • The new registration deadline for disaster assistance in New York is Wednesday, Feb. 27.
  • WE’RE HIRING for a variety of positions to work on recovery efforts.  Qualified candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.  Visit and enter FEMA in the keyword search to see the full list of positions.
  • FEMA, at the request of the state of New York, has approved a two-week extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the extended two-week period and the checkout date of March 10, 2013.
  • Make sure FEMA has your current contact information if you have applied for disaster assistance.  After registering, FEMA will reach out to you to set up housing inspections and mail determination letters, so updating your phone number and mailing address as needed is key to ensure that your recovery is not delayed.
  • Don’t wait to settle with your insurance company before applying for a Small Business Administration disaster loan. Your insurance policy may not cover all replacement, repair and rebuilding costs; a disaster loan is available to cover the difference.
  • Visit our Rumor Control page for a list of identified rumors and help us combat misinformation.
  • Learn more about filing a flood insurance claim.
  • Visit for FEMA's overall Hurricane Sandy information.


February 20, 2013

Posted by: Marcie Roth, Director, FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

February 14, 2013

NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York who receive FEMA assistance will not pay additional federal taxes or lose Social Security or other government bene


January 29, 2013
 Queens, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2013 -- Flat Stella and Flat Stanley visit the FEMA Joint Field Office (JFO) in Queens, NY to attend meetings with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, FEMA
January 16, 2013
Bronx, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2013 -- Students in the Bronx, New York, take part in learning about natural disasters and preparedness during a FEMA For Kids presentation at MARC Academy and Family Center.
December 21, 2012
Last August FEMA rolled out a program with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) called FEMA Corps.  It’s made up of young people between the ages of 18-24, many of whom are
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