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Sunday, March 3, 2013

FEMA SAYS NEW YORK SUVIVORS PROVIDED $2 BILLION

$2 billion provided to NY survivors by FEMA, SBA
Release date:
March 1, 2013
Release Number:
NR-180

NEW YORK
— The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved more than $2 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. This includes:
Nearly $918 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
More than $793 million for housing assistance
More than $124 million for other needs
More than $1.1 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses

:Other assistance
More than $717 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and eligible nonprofit organizations that serve the public
More than $2.6 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed
269,192 people contacted FEMA for help or information
180,406 housing inspections completed
164,194 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
25 languages used to communicate assistance information to survivors