FEMA: $3.7B in NFIP Payments Made to N.Y. Claimants Post-Sandy

July 31, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that so far, nearly $3.7 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments have been made to New York State policyholders following Superstorm Sandy.

That is part of more than $7.8 billion that FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits in New York that were affected by Sandy.

The following is latest information on federal assistance for Sandy victims in New York, as of July 29:

Individual Assistance

• Nearly $3.7 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policyholders.

• More than $1.5 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses.

• Nearly $992 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households. This includes $848 million for housing assistance and $144 million for other needs assistance.

Public Assistance

• More than $1.6 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of: emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities.

• 5.6 million cubic yards of debris removed

FEMA said Sandy survivors should stay in touch and notify FEMA when they receive their insurance settlement, need to update their address or other contact information, or have any questions regarding their application. Applicants may call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585 to update FEMA. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Individuals can check the status of their application at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. For information about New York State recovery programs, visit www.NYSandyHelp.ny.gov or call 855-NYS-SANDY.

Source: The Federal Emergency Management Agency

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