Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction

The Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Summit, originally scheduled for December 17, 2012 in Trenton, New Jersey, has been cancelled.

President Obama Commits To Rebuilding

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK – November 15, 2012. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER SURVEYING DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE SANDY 2:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much, everybody.  I’m going to be relatively brief.  I came up here right after the storm, was on the Jersey side, and I promised to everybody that I was speaking on behalf of the country when I said we are going to be here… (Read More)


Members of Congress Press For Emergency Storm Aid

WASHINGTON – November 14, 2012.  Rep. Peter King said House Speaker John Boehner told him he expects to have a supplemental appropriation for new emergency disaster money for areas hit by superstorm Sandy. “He said he intends to have a supplemental appropriation,” King (R-Seaford) said shortly after meeting with Boehner (R-Ohio) Tuesday afternoon, adding that the speaker spoke only in general terms. Boehner mentioned no numbers, saying it would depend… (Read More)


President Clinton Announces Volunteer Day For New York

NEW YORK – November 14, 2012.  Even though it has been more than two weeks since the initial impact of Hurricane Sandy, families, communities, and cities are still experiencing its devastating effects. While some progress has been made, there is still a long way to go to for families and communities to fully recover. To support our neighborhoods and communities in New York City that have been significantly affected by… (Read More)


Cuomo To Seek $30 Billion For Sandy Reconstruction

NEW YORK – November 12, 2012.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to ask the federal government for $30 billion to help the state recover from superstorm Sandy, an administration official said. The request probably will include $3.5 billion for repairs to bridges, tunnels, commuter rails and the subway system, which was flooded when Sandy struck Oct. 29. About $1.65 billion would help rebuild damaged homes and $1 billion would… (Read More)


FEMA Approves $200 Million For Sandy Assistance

Washington – November 5, 2012. As FEMA and our federal partners continue to work with states to recover from Hurricane Sandy, an increasing number of residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the storm have been displaced from their homes and are seeking sheltering alternatives. FEMA is working directly with states, which lead housing efforts, to identify solutions to meet the needs of survivors. States and non-governmental organizations… (Read More)


Red Cross Prepares For Nor’easter

Washington – November 5, 2012. As a Nor’easter heads toward the East Coast, the American Red Cross is preparing to respond to this new storm while the massive relief operation to Superstorm Sandy grows by the day. “In anticipation of the Nor’easter, we are sending in an additional 80,000 blankets and bringing food and relief supplies to the hardest hit areas,” said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services… (Read More)