Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flood-resistant buildings to be installed on Rockaway Beach
Flood-resistant buildings to be installed on Rockaway Beach
South Cristabelle Tumola 3/28/2013 at 9:07AM

This summer it will be safe to go back in the water. Improved beachfront structures that adhere to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new flood elevation standards will be installed at Rockaway Beach by Memorial Day weekend, according to the New York City Parks Department. These modern-looking lifeguard stands, comfort stations and offices will [...]

NY extends deadline for FEMA disaster assistance programs
NY extends deadline for FEMA disaster assistance programs
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/27/2013 at 10:40AM

An additional extension has been granted for two government programs that financially help Sandy survivors in New York State, announced Governor Andrew Cuomo. Anyone living in New York City and Long Island, or the counties of Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan who suffered losses from the storm, including rent, essential home repairs and [...]

FEMA extends housing program for Sandy victims
News Queens Courier Staff 3/21/2013 at 10:04AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a 21-day extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for Sandy victims, Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday. “The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program continues to be an essential resource for the New Yorkers who were hit hardest by Sandy,” said Cuomo. “This extension allows them to have a [...]

HUD grants not enough say co-op, condo owners
News Melissa Chan 3/18/2013 at 4:22PM

Co-ops and condos damaged by Sandy are now eligible for federal housing grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will allow co-ops and condos to receive funding from Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery grants to help with repairs. “We have finally cleared a bureaucratic hurdle that prevented thousands of [...]

Sandy aid deadlines extended for FEMA grants, SBA loans
Sandy aid deadlines extended for FEMA grants, SBA loans
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 3:05PM

The deadlines for two government programs to financially help Sandy survivors in New York State have been extended until March 29. Anyone living in New York City and Long Island, or the counties of Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan who suffered losses from the storm, including rent, essential home repairs and personal property losses [...]

Schumer pushes for co-op, condo Sandy relief
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2013 at 12:06PM

New York’s senior senator has joined the ranks of leaders pushing for relief to storm-damaged co-ops and condos. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last Wednesday asking the agency to establish Sandy relief program guidelines for co-ops and condos. Co-op and condo owners currently [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/31/2013 at 8:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 50. Windy. Winds from the West at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 28. Windy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. [...]

FEMA extends Sandy relief programs
News Queens Courier Staff 1/25/2013 at 12:41PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending relief programs for victims of Sandy. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows those who lost their homes in the storm to stay in participating hotels and motels across New York, will extended for an additional 14 days, [...]

Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
News Melissa Chan 1/11/2013 at 2:22PM

A glitch in the law is keeping co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants, officials said. According to Congressmember Steve Israel, co-ops are shouldering the costs of repair for Sandy-inflicted damages because they are categorized as “business associations,” making them ineligible for federal grants — only loans. The Stafford Act, which governs how the [...]

Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 11:14AM

In a new Siena College poll, the majority of New York State voters said they were happy with how Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. According to the results, 67 percent felt that the governor has done an excellent or good job, 22 percent said he has done a fair job [...]