This morning, Secretary Napolitano visited the dedicated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees at FEMA’s Joint Field Office for Hurricane Sandy in New York.
While at the Joint Field Office, Secretary Napolitano received a briefing on recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy from Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn.
FEMA employees provided strong and collective support before, during and after Hurricane Sandy made landfall– working quickly to meet the needs of state and local partners, and demonstrating the Administration’s ongoing commitment to assisting survivors and helping communities get back on their feet. To date, FEMA and the Small Business Administration have approved nearly $2.5 billion in disaster assistance to individuals in New York, and nearly $1.7 billion in Public Assistance grants to New York for Hurricane Sandy.
For more information on Secretary Napolitano’s trip to New York, please visit here. And to learn more about the ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts in New York and the Northeast, please visit http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4085.