New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085)
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are still open throughout New York to provide face-to-face assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors. Hurricane Sandy survivors who have questions can still call 800-621-3362 (7-1-1 Relay or Video Relay Services are available) or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST, seven days a week until further notice.
To learn more about the Disaster Recovery Centers in New York, visit www.FEMA.gov/DRC.
Visit the DRC locator to find one near you.
Federal, state and local officials met with dozens of advocacy groups from New York and New Jersey to focus on disaster recovery issues for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
To read the full update, click here.
- 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 newyork.us.jobs 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 fema.gov/sandy for FEMA's overall Hurricane Sandy information.
Posted by: Marcie Roth, Director, FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
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
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