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FEMA registration for disaster assistance

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Saturday that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

"The federal government recognizes that Hurricane Sandy has left damage never before experienced in downstate regions of the State of New York" Governor Cuomo said. "New Yorkers need disaster assistance from FEMA, and the way to get help is by registering. I urge those who need help to call or go online to do so as soon as possible." 

The major federal disaster declaration, signed by President Obama, offers Individual Assistance in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Queens and Westchester. 

Disaster survivors have three ways to apply: 

  • Individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired.
  • If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
  • You can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.  

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week until further notice.

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