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1 APRIL 24, 2013 SIX MONTHS AFTER SANDY, NEW YORK COMMUNITIES IN RECOVERY Timeline, milestones in response and recovery, before-and-after photos and videos plus data on disaster assistance, debris removal and other aspects of disaster operations. COMPILED FROM: CONTENTS: Hurricane Sandy: A Timeline [view] Federal Assistance to Survivors [view] Hurricane Sandy Debris Graphic [view] Housing Inspections & Individual Assistance Amounts Approved [view] Small Business Administration Disaster Loans [view] Disaster Recovery Centers for Hurricane Sandy [view] Distribution of Supplies to Disaster Survivors [view] Public Assistance Projects Approved and Federal Share Obligated [view] USACE Unwatering Stations [view] Limited English Proficiency Flyer Distribution by Language [view] Sandy facts [view] Before-and-after videos [view] Before-and-after photos [view] Release Date: April 24, 2013 Last Updated: April 26, 2013 Compilation prepared by the Homeland Security Digital Library, Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

2 4085-DR-NY Hurricane Sandy: A Timeline Oct. 22, 2012 Tropical storm watch issued for sandy Oct. 24 Tropical Storm Sandy becomes Hurricane Sandy Oct. 26 New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo requests a pre-landfall declaration Oct. 26 FEMA deploys Incident Management Assistance Teams/290 personnel deployed Oct. 28 President Obama signs emergency declaration Oct. 29 Hurricane Sandy strikes Oct. 30 President Obama signs major disaster declaration Oct. 31 First Individual Assistance approved for $1.7 million Release date: Nov. 8 First SBA loans approved for $322,200 Nov. 15 Six federal agencies on site for Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination Nov. 17 Peak FEMA personnel: 3,870 Nov. 20 Peak housing inspectors: 1,370 Nov. 23 First Public Assistance funds obligated for debris removal: $24.3 million Dec. 4 Peak Disaster Recovery Centers open: 38 Dec. 6 First time Public Assistance approves more than $100 million for a single project Sandy Recovery by the Numbers: 2013 Jan. 4: Disaster assistance reaches $1.2 billion March 1: Disaster assistance reaches $2 billion April 22: Individual Assistance reaches $959.1 million April 29: Six months since landfall

3 4085-DR-NY As of: Federal Assistance to Survivors $1,410,951,500 Small Business Administration $3,392,295,217 Individual Assistance $959,118,722 National Flood Insurance Program

4 4085-DR-NY Hurricane Sandy left behind an estimated six million cubic yards of debris in NY. Nearly 95% has been removed. This is enough debris to fill the equivalent of four Empire State buildings from top to bottom. Release date:

5 4085-DR-NY As of Housing Inspections & Individual Assistance Amounts Approved ULSTER $490, Designated County Individual & Household Grants Approved $959,118,722 FEMA s Individual Assistance provides financial assistance for temporary rent, home repairs,replacing personalproperty and other losses such as clothing and householditemsnotcoveredbyinsurance. SULLIVAN 251, Housing Inspections 183,750 ORANGE $431, PUTNAM $175, ROCKLAND $2,925, WESTCHESTER $1,537, BRONX $2,927,200 2,340 NEW YORK $14,662,488 9,001 SUFFOLK $73,833,741 17,886 Legend RICHMOND $99,070,560 14,873 KINGS $212,477,509 38,073 QUEENS $241,276,661 40,808 NASSAU $309,057,874 56, Housing Inspections Total by County ,900 1,901-20,000 Miles 20,001-56,685 Copyright: 2013 Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ

6 4085-DR-NY As of U.S. Small Business Administration Homeowner, Renter, Business Disaster Loans Statewide Totals SULLIVAN $312,200 7 loans ULSTER $369,900 8 loans Loans Approved 21,609 Amount Approved $1,412,039,400 U.S. Small Business Administration provides long term, low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of any size and certain private nonprofit organizations. ORANGE $630, loans PUTNAM $194,600 8 loans ROCKLAND $6,464, loans WESTCHESTER $3,831, loans BRONX $5,002, loans NEW YORK $24,584, loans RICHMOND $157,896,300 2,498 loans KINGS $162,021,200 3,050 loans QUEENS $292,315,900 4,529 loans NASSAU $566,999,200 8,135 loans SUFFOLK $191,417,400 2,667 loans Miles Legend SBA Loans Total $ Approved By County $194,600 - $1,000,000 $1,000,001 - $10,000,000 $10,000,001 - $100,000,000 $100,000,001 - $200,000,000 Copyright: $200,000, Esri, DeLorme, - $536,003,100 NAVTEQ

7 4085-DR-NY As of Disaster Recovery Centers for Hurricane Sandy SULLIVAN DRCs: 1 Visits: 9 ULSTER DRCs: 1 Visits: 18 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the state of New York, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration answer questions and provide information to help storm survivors. Disaster Recovery Centers ORANGE DRCs: 2 Visits: 84 PUTNAM DRCs: 0 Visits: 0 Total DRCs 67 Total DRC Visits 187,701 WESTCHESTER DRCs: 1 Visits: 953 ROCKLAND DRCs: 3 Visits: 543 RICHMOND DRCs: 8 Visits: 23,326 NEW YORK DRCs: 2 Visits: 234 BRONX DRCs: 3 Visits: 491 KINGS QUEENS DRCs: 11 Visits: 36,003 DRCs: 9 Visits: NASSAU DRCs: 12 Visits: 58,801 SUFFOLK DRCs: 14 Visits: Legend Miles Copyright: 2013 Esri, DeLorme, DRC Location NAVTEQ

8 4085-DR-NY As of Distribution of Supplies to Disaster Survivors The commodities Points of Distribution (PODs) were designed as centralized locations where the public could pick up life sustaining goods following Hurricane Sandy, including shelf-stable food, cots, tarps, blankets, infant and toddler kits, medical supplies and water. These PODs provided more than 3.2 million meals, 2.4 million liters of water and 210,000 blankets to Sandy survivors. WESTCHESTER BRONX SUFFOLK NEW YORK QUEENS 14 PODS NASSAU 35 PODS KINGS 10 PODS RICHMOND 2 PODS Miles Legend Copyright: Commodity 2013 Points Esri, DeLorme, of Distribution NAVTEQ

9 4085-DR-NY As of Public Assistance Projects Approved and Federal Share Obligated Greene $45,391 4 Designated Counties & State Total Funds Obligated $848,776,089 Projects 758 FEMA spublicassistanceprovidesgrants to state and local governments, tribal organizationsandcertainprivatenonprofit organizationsforeligiblecostsassociated withdebrisremoval,emergencyprotective measures and permanentrestoration of infrastructure,such as rebuilding roads, bridgesandpublicfacilities. Sullivan $384, Ulster $168, New York State Agencies $14,731, Orange $686, Rockland $7,030, Putnam $538, Westchester $14,436, Bronx $305,661 9 New York $460,638, Richmond $63,094 4 Kings $14,735, Queens $136,304, Suffolk $41,800, Nassau $156,907, Legend Public Assistance Total Dollar By County $45,391 - $550,000 $500,001 - $20,000,000 $20,000,001 - $140,000,000 $140,000,001 - $200,000,000 Copyright: Miles 2013 $200,000,001 Esri, DeLorme, - $500,000,000 NAVTEQ

10 4085-DR-NY As of USACE Unwatering Stations 14th Street Tunnel 576,000 gallons New York County PATH Train 11.7 million gallons World Trade Center Site 1.4 million gallons The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pumped million gallons of water from seven New York City sites; enough water to fill 227 Olympic sized swimming pools. The Corps also pumped basements and other sites to facilitate the restoration of power. Total unwatering: 474 million gallons in metro area. Battery Underpass 38 million gallons South Ferry Station 8 million gallons Montague Tunnel 30 million gallons Brooklyn Battery Tunnel 60 million gallons Kings County Legend Unwatering Stations Total Gallons Pumped 576,000-1,500,000 1,500,001-12,000, Miles 12,000,001-40,000,000 40,000,001-60,000,000 Copyright: 2013 Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ

11 350,000 Limited English Proficiency Flyer Distribution by Language 4085-DR-NY As of , , , , , , , , , ,000 75,000 50,000 25,000 0

12 Sandy facts Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts in New York had never seen before 49 lives lost 454 homes destroyed 27,000 homes damaged 6 million cubic yards of debris left behind 2.1 million New Yorkers without power 1 million meals and 1 million liters of water prepositioned 290 FEMA personnel deployed to New York in advance of Sandy The first 48 hours 1,200 FEMA specialists on the ground in New York Seven mobile disaster recovery centers open 350 ambulances deployed from around the country to New York 11 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and U.S. Public Health Service officers arrive Oct. 31, 2012, the first FEMA Individual Assistance grants approved for $1.7 million U.S. Department of Transportation authorizes $10 million for repairs to roads, bridges and tunnels Response milestones at six months More than $6.6 billion total federal assistance

13 Individual Assistance More than $959 million approved for individuals and households including: o o Nearly $822 million for housing assistance More than $137 million for other needs, including clothing, household items, disaster-related damage to a vehicle, and disaster-related medical and dental expenses 271,377 people contacted FEMA for help or information 183,753 housing inspections completed 65 disaster recovery centers opened 181,252 visits to disaster recovery centers 5,933 individuals and families housed temporarily in hotel rooms under the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program 5,519 survivors received Disaster Unemployment Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) More than $1.4 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses National Flood Insurance Program $3.4 billion in flood insurance payments made to policyholders Public Assistance More than $848 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public More than $114 million Public Assistance reimbursement to NYU Medical Center (largest single PA project to date) 1,754 requests for Public Assistance received Nearly 760 projects approved so far More than 21,000 families able to remain in their homes while repairs made because of the Sheltering & Temporary Essential Power (STEP) and the New York City Rapid Repair programs

14 A whole community response 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery More than 3.2 million meals and 2.4 million liters of water distributed 26 languages used to communicate assistance information to survivors More than 1 million multilingual flyers distributed Nearly 5.7 million cubic yards of debris removed At peak, more than 4,150 deployed to New York by FEMA and other federal agencies 42 federal agencies assisted FEMA during Hurricane Sandy in New York The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drained million gallons of water from the New York City metro area, equivalent to 227 Olympic-sized swimming pools The Corps supplied 211 generators that produced power equivalent to meeting the requirements for 50,000 single family homes Approximately 1.1 million pounds of food provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture The Defense Logistics Agency delivered 2.3 million gallons of fuel to distribution points in New York and New Jersey The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assigned navigation response vessels to survey the Port of New York for navigation hazards Detailed timeline

15 Before-and-after videos Breezy Point Breezy Point, NY Many homes in Breezy Point were lost to flooding, strong winds and the blaze that swept the Queens neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy. The resilient community is on its way to recovery. Subways and tunnels New York, NY Subways and tunnels were severely affected by the storm. The Army Corps of Engineers pumped 270 million gallons from subways and tunnels in two weeks. Debris removal New York, NY Nearly 5.7 million cubic yards of debris from Sandy has been removed by local and state agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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