New Hope for Hurricane Sandy Victims

by <a href="https://www.kars4kids.org"> Kars4Kids</a>

Kars For Kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs.

Kars For Kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs.

Hurricane Sandy was a devastating storm which affected hundreds of thousands of innocent lives. Millions of dollars of personal assets and property were lost affecting low income families. Thankfully, FEMA decided to re-open the claims and distribute funds to those who desperately still need them even over two years later.
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FEMA Decides to Reopen Claims for Hurricane Sandy Victims

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Impending natural disaster is announced. They name it “Hurricane Sandy”.

51 human beings in Haiti are killed by the storm. 69 in Canada and other countries.

A total death toll of 285 human lives killed either directly or indirectly by this storm. Mostly by drowning according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

110 homes burn to the ground in Breezy Point area of Queens, N.Y.

650,000 homes flooded. Either damaged or completely destroyed – homeowner & residential property claims numbered 328,946 for a total of $1.56 billion in NJ & 501,642 for a total of $2.1 billion in NY

Auto claims numbered 54,642 for a total of $530 million in NJ & 109,833 for a total of $1.5 billion in NY

9,000 people seek shelter in 171 Red Cross locations.

An estimated $65 billion in losses.

200K small business closures.

6 NYC hospitals were closed and 2 NJ hospitals evacuated.

67% of NJ renter registrants with FEMA are low income families.

All in all this was a disaster that the east coast hadn’t faced in many many years. Innocent lives taken, people unable to be cared for in hospitals and millions of personal assets lost to people who couldn’t afford to lose them.

FEMA was able to help a segment of the population. Many were left without the recovery they needed.
Now, over two years later with the efforts of government officials including NJ Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker along with NY Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and NYS attorney general who has been investigating under criminal charges the lack of payments to victims of the hurricane, FEMA has now decided to reopen all of those claims.

As a public service announcement Kars4Kids is advising everyone who still may have some claims unfulfilled to immediately contact FEMA to get what they deserve.

We hope that there won’t be future disasters like this. Many many people suffered tremendously. At least those that did suffer will hopefully be compensated now.

References:

Some Hurricane Sandy Stats

CNN Hurricane Sandy Stats 002

USA Today Hurricane Sandy facts

www.dosomething.org 11 facts

www.theguardian.com Hurricane Sandy

www.nytimes.com FEMA Reviews Hurricane Sandy Claims

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