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Mangano: Federal Disaster Aid Available for Nassau County

Residents & Businesses Can Apply for Assistance Now

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced federal disaster aid has been made available to Nassau County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy beginning on October 27, 2012 and continuing.

“I encourage residents and local business owners who think they may qualify for federal aid or would like additional information on what disaster assistance programs to call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov to register,” said County Executive Mangano.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Suffolk, and Queens counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated county can begin applying for assistance starting tomorrow by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

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

Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.

County Executive Mangano is working with FEMA to open local Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Nassau County in the coming days.

For more information on hurricane recovery efforts, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/hurricane or follow Ed Mangano on Facebook and Twitter.

Non-Emergency Hotline 1-888-684-4274

LIPA 1-800-490-0075