Deadline for FEMA Assistance is January 28

FEMA community relations team prepares to canvass a neighborhood
FEMA community relations team prepares to canvass a neighborhood, photo

As previously announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the deadline for residents living in one of the 13 disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance post Superstorm Sandy has been extended to January 28. The previous deadline was December 31, 2012.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Residents in all Long Island counties (Kings, Nassau, Suffolk and Queens) in addition to others in the New York metro area are eligible for assistance.

“As we work to help communities get back on their feet, this extension will be a big help to New Yorkers who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy,” Governor Cuomo said. “…this extension will allow affected families and individuals extra time to apply for much-needed assistance to help rebuild and recover.”

Individuals can register online at or via smartphone or tablet at

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