Super Storm Sandy Aid Tops $250 Million - NBC Connecticut

Super Storm Sandy Aid Tops $250 Million



    Super Storm Sandy Aid Tops $250 Million
    A Milford home floods following Hurricane Irene.

    More than $250 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people and businesses with disaster expenses from Superstorm Sandy since President Barack Obama approved Disaster Declaration request as a result of Super Storm Sandy.

    Federal disaster assistance has been approved for:

    • 12,380 Connecticut residents who registered for federal disaster assistance during the application period, which ended February 12
    • $12,068,937 has been approved for housing assistance, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs
    • $997,312 has been approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions;
    • $40,829,200 in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
    • $10,969 in Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been approved;
    • $3,529,608 in Public Assistance grants has been obligated to municipalities statewide for Sandy-related expenses; and
    • 4,939 flood insurance claims under the National Flood Insurance Program totaling $195,555,764 have been paid to date.

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