There will be a FEMA Disaster Recovery Workshop tomorrow, Tuesday February 26, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. This will be held at: Piermont Village Hall—478 Piermont Avenue. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions regarding disaster assistance and the National Flood Insurance Program.
TSA Program Extended
- FEMA, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance TSA program.
- The TSA program allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors to stay in hotels or motels temporarily if their homes are inaccessible or unlivable because of the disaster.
- With the extension, the new TSA checkout date will be March 10, 2013.
- FEMA will call eligible applicants to notify them of the extension. FEMA, the state and voluntary organizations continue to thoroughly assist TSA applicants through comprehensive outreach and one-on-one casework. Our goal is to help applicants transition to a long-term housing plan.
- Payments are made directly to hotels and motels for TSA eligible applicants.
- Applicants sign a Terms and Conditions agreement that explains their checkout date when they check into the hotel.
- TSA is a short-term sheltering program and not a housing program; many survivors are successfully moving forward with more permanent housing solutions.
FEMA Registrations Lower Hudson Valley Counties
(through February 24)
STATEWIDE NUMBERS (through February 24)
Nearly 269,000 people have contacted FEMA for help or information
Total Individual Assistance approved: nearly $912 million
- Other Needs Assistance approved: more than $122 million
- Housing Assistance approved: nearly $790 million
- Issued: 180,152
- Returned: 179,941
- Inspectors: 36
SBA disaster loans
- Applications approved (homeowners, renters, businesses): 16,246
- Amount approved: nearly $1.1 billion