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New York State Stats on Funding for Hurricane Sandy
Carroll Bridge in Brooklyn, New York

​FEMA Public Assistance helped repair the Carroll Bridge in Brooklyn, New York

As of October 15, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed more than $1.4 Billion in Individual Assistance grants have been distributed in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.  More than $3.2 billion has been awarded to state, local and tribal governments, and more than $74 million in Hazard Mitigation grants.

In New York State

Within the first 48 hours:
  • 1200 FEMA specialists were on the ground
  • 5 mobile disaster recovery centers had been open
  • 350 ambulances were deployed
As of October 15, 2013:
  • $857M approved for housing assistance
  • 272,045 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 65 disaster recovery centers opened
  • 183,145 visits to disaster recovery centers
  • 5,994 individuals and families housed temporarily in hotel rooms under the Transitional Shelter Assistance program
  • 5,592 survivors received disaster unemployment assistance
  • More than $1.5B in Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans approved
  • More than $3.7B in flood insurance payments made to policy holders
  • More than 3.2M meals and 2.4M liters of water distributed
  • Nearly 6.4M cubic yards of debris removed
  • United States Army Corps of Engineer drained 149.7M gallons of water from New York City area, equivalent to 227 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
As of October 24, 2013:
  • $511.1 Million has been awarded for Debris Removal
  • 40.8 Million awarded for Road and Bridge repair
  • 71.8 Million awarded  for Public Buildings rehab
As of December 4, 2013:
  • 117,589 Individual Assistance Applications have been approved
  • $1 billion has been approved to be paid in Individual & Households Program
  • Public Assistance, FEMA, helped repair the Carroll Bridge in Brooklyn