The deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in 13 designated New York counties to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013.
The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in disaster-designated individual assistance counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
Where to Apply
The Rockland Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be closing at Provident Bank Park in Pomona on Friday, but FEMA representatives will be at the Fire Training Center at 35 Firemens Memorial Drive, Pomona.
Open 9 - 5 p.m. M - F, but call first to make an appointment 845 364 8800
Residents can also apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants who use 7-1-1 Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.
To apply for SBA loans, first register with FEMA at the website or number listed above. Then visitDisasterLoan.sba.gov/ela or call 1-800-659-2955.
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By the Numbers
FEMA by the Numbers (As of Dec. 10)
- FEMA dollars approved statewide for individuals & households: more than 3/4 of a billion dollars ($770,955,737)
- Statewide FEMA registrations for Hurricane Sandy damage: more than a quarter of a million (250,784)
- Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster recovery loans approved for individuals: more than $115 million ($116,143,000)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.