The Federal Emergency Management Agency has as of Nov. 7 disbursed $286 million in individual assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told reporters during a Nov. 7 press call.
Although immediate problems like power outages continue to consume attention, problems of long-term housing are starting to come to the forefront as well. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said HUD has collected more than a thousand homes available for rent in areas impacted by Sandy on www.hud.gov/sandy. Federal Housing Assistance lenders will also impose a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures in disaster-affected areas, Donovan said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency so far has disbursed $107 million worth of individual assistance grants to people affected by Hurricane Sandy, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told reporters during a Nov. 3 call.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency so far has disbursed $18.8 million dollars to individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told reporters during a Nov. 2 press call. Scroll down to the media player to listen to the 26 minute call in full.
The focus of the federal response to Hurricane Sandy has transitioned from search-and-rescue efforts to mass care, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Nov. 1. He participated in a press call where he discussed housing assistance, power restoration and other matters.
Federal efforts to recover from and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy are underway. On Oct. 31, federal officials participated in a press call where they discussed efforts ranging from emergency transportation funding to the distribution of generators.
Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy have intensified over the afternoon with East Coast power companies already reporting outages. With the storm projected to make landfall in southern New Jersey the evening of Oct. 29, federal officials held a 30 minute press call.
With the effects of Hurricane Sandy already being felt along the outer Eastern seaboard, federal officials spoke Oct. 28 with reporters on the status of the storm and it's projected impact. Listen to 20 minute call in full.
Navy Vice Admiral William Burke, deputy chief of naval operations warfare systems, and Lawrence Schuette, the director of the Office of Innovation at the Office of Naval Research, spoke on Oct. 22 at...
Two officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussed the national temperature and precipitation outlook for winter 2012-2013 with reporters Oct. 18. Scroll down to the...