FEMA Extends Application Deadline for NY Storm Aid


Hundreds who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy, wait in line for distributions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Red Cross and other aid organizations on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The deadline for Superstorm Sandy survivors in 13 designated New York counties to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance has been extended to Jan. 28, 2013.

FEMA says the extension is for residents living in New York City and in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster.


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Federal aid includes money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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