Rockland FEMA Workshop Rescheduled—Feb. 15, 16

The Rockland FEMA Workshop originally scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9 was postponed due to the recent snow storm. FEMA has rescheduled it for Feb. 15 and 16


The Rockland FEMA Workshop originally scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9 was postponed due to the recent snow storm. FEMA has rescheduled it for Feb. 15 and 16

WHEN: Friday, February 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHAT: FEMA Disaster Recovery Workshop to assist homeowners, renters and businesses.  This workshop is free.

WHERE: Immaculate Conception Church, 26 John Street, Stony Point

This is an opportunity for people to get their disaster assistance and recovery questions answered one-on-one, face-to-face.  Representatives from FEMA’s Individual Assistance, Community Relations, Mitigation and the National Flood Insurance Program will be on hand as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

A reminder that the deadline for Sandy survivors to register with FEMA is February 27.  Applicants can call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).  Another way to register is to go online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

Important Deadlines Approaching

  • FEMA registration deadline is Feb. 27.
  • Transitional Sheltering Assistance checkout date is Feb. 24.
  • Small Business Administration deadlines: Feb. 27 for homeowners, renters and businesses to apply for an SBA disaster loan for physical damage. July 31 for businesses and private/nonprofit organizations to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance deadline is Feb. 28.
  • Public Assistance deadlines: March 2 for Rockland and Westchester counties; March 13 for Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

FEMA by the Numbers (Through February 12)


  • Nearly to 268,000 people have contacted FEMA for help or information
  • Total Individual Assistance approved:  $899 million
  • Housing Assistance approved: $781.8 million approved
  • Other Needs Assistance approved: $117.1 million approved


  • Issued: 178,911
  • Returned: 178,431
  • Inspectors: 44

SBA disaster loans

  • Applications approved (homeowners, renters, businesses): 14,215
  • Amount approved: more than $969.5 million

Registrations with FEMA County-by-County (through February 12)

Orange:              1,127


Putnam:                357


Rockland:          3,238


Sullivan:               496


Ulster:                  255


Westchester:      5,655


Flood Insurance Payments Total $2.2 Billion For NY Sandy Survivors

  • The National Flood Insurance Program has paid $2.2 billion to 56,300 flood insurance policy holders with losses from Hurricane Sandy in New York.
  • Funds can be used to cover structural, furnace, water heater and air conditioner damage; flood debris cleanup; and floor surface damage to carpeting and tile.
  • Flood insurance reimburses homeowners for structural losses of up to $250,000.
  • Businesses are covered up to $500,000 for structural and content losses.
  • NFIP guidelines can be found at www.Region2Coastal.com or call the Help Center 800-427-4661. 
  • Information also can be found at FloodSmart.gov.


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