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Port Monmouth, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Monmouth Cove Marina, a multi-service facility purchased by Monmouth County in 1990, is slowly recovering after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy in late October. Some rack storage is being utilized and work is ongoing to restore the remainder of the Marina. FEMA works with local, state and federal partners to assist with recovery in communities affected by disasters. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy. Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy. Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy. Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is continuing and they clean up after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is continuing and they clean up after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of the Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Davidson Township, Pa., April 14, 2013 -- A sign stops traffic from crossing through the covered bridge over Muncy Creek on Champion Hill Road. FEMA funds will cover75 percent of the $397,656 it will cost to rebuild the 163-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Upper Leacock and Manheim Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Pinetown Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County continues. FEMA funds will cover 75 percent of the $1.1 million it will cost to rebuild the 146-year-old bridge, which was nearly completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Rapho and West Hempfield Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- Reconstruction of Ziegrist's Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County continues. FEMA will fund 75 percent of the $1 million cost to reconstruct the 128-year-old bridge, which was damaged by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy in 2011

Seaside Heights, N.J., Feb. 26, 2011 -- FEMA employee Art Goetz talks with Home Depot employee Pat Grosso at a new satellite store in Seaside Heights. The store will open in the coming weeks and will serve the community's rebuilding needs as they recover from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Seaside Heights, N.J., Feb. 26, 2011 -- A new Home Depot satellite Design Center will open in the coming weeks here and will serve the community's rebuilding needs as they recover from Hurricane Sandy. Among the offerings will be same day delivery and DIY workshops. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Lincoln Park, N. J. , September 11, 2011 -- Severe urban flooding in Lincoln Park, New Jersey caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA responds with assistance and advice from "boots on the ground" Community Relations specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Middletown Township, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Specialist Jim Teats, Township Fire Marshall Jim McGuire, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency PA Specialist Rick Weiberg are on location to complete a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) on a property with reported damage. PDA's are a required component in the state's request for Hurricane Sandy federal disaster assistance. George Armstrong/FEMA

Forest Hills, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2012 -- Ozzie Cruz, New York MTA Customer Service Trainer, conducts a training seminar on riding the New York City transit system at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Forest Hills, N.Y. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/FEMA

Beach Haven, N.J., Dec. 28, 2012 -- Construction workers rebuild a business damaged by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working to provide assistance to residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial view of damage and debris on Coney Island, New York. Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy caused flooding and power outages throughout the island. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Workers on historic Fire Island fill over-sized sandbags to create a man-made protective sea wall. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

Farmingdale, N.Y., Nov. 27, 2012 -- Riley Cruz, a FEMA Corps member, directs a volunteer to the pickup points for blankets, water and other supplies for survivors. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments , voluntary faith-based and community -based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- At the New Jersey Transit Terminal Ticket Office, the flood water level can be faintly seen below the last line of this notice in the window, a distance of more than three feet. Extensive damage here resulted from Hurricane Sandy and FEMA Public Assistance funds may pay a portion of recovery cost. George Armstrong/FEMA

Island Park, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- FEMA Applicant Program Services Specialists, Cherry Jochum, left, sitting Juan Gonzalez, standing, and James Marquez, right, assist local residents at a Disaster Recovery Center. Local residents are encouraged to come to the centers to register for assistance if they need help in that process or they may visit the center to get information on programs that may be available to them if they were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Island Park, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- FEMA Applicant Program Services Specialist, Luis Hernandez, assists a local resident at a Disaster Recovery Center. Local residents are encouraged to come to the centers to register for assistance if they need help with the process or they may visit the center to get additional information on programs that may be available to them if they were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- At the New Jersey Transit Terminal, all ticket machines were destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Sandy and have been replaced. FEMA Public Assistance funds may reimburse a portion of recovery costs. George Armstrong/FEMA

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Homes on historic Fire Island took a beating, as homes were tossed about and moved from their foundations. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- Long Beach Police Sgt. Eric Creegen views damage in his community caused by Hurricane Sandy. The area received several feet of surge from the storm and created widespread flooding, power outages and devastation on Long Beach, New York. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations, and the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- Piles of sand are stacked outside of resident's houses as they continue to cleanup. Hurricane Sandy brought lots of sand and water in to neighborhoods bordering the shore. Jocelyn Augustino

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- At the Hudson County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center #24, these Hurricane Sandy survivors are making the FEMA Registration call, which is the first step in applying for FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. George Armstrong/FEMA

Forest Hills, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2012 -- Ozzie Cruz, New York MTA Customer Service Trainer, conducts a training seminar on riding the New York City transit system at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Forest Hills, N.Y. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/FEMA

Seaford, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- This is the scene in Seaford New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA assists eligible survivors to obtain benefits. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Damaged houses and debris line the coast seen from an aerial view of the coastline. The damage was caused by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- This waterfront medical center experienced extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy and is in the process of clean up and recovery. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. George Armstrong/FEMA

Freeport, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- A Freeport resident removes debris to the curb 6 weeks after Hurricane Sandy. After a disaster, debris must be removed to protect health and safety, and promote the economic recovery of the community. FEMA Public Assistance grants reimburse eligible jurisdictions a minimum of 75 percent of the costs for eligible work. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Stoney Point, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Red Cross volunteer J.J. Finn places food in the vehicle of a survivor of Hurricane Sandy in Stoney Point, NY, December 1, 2012. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/ FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Crews continue to manage debris brought in from areas throughout New York at Floyd Bennett Field. Debris from the Hurricane Sandy has been collected at the location and is being put in a wood chipper. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 5, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, second from left, discusses power restoration with Department of Energy Secretary Chu, red jacket, along with Public Service Electric and Gas Company engineers at the Hoboken electrical substation. Restoration of power to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy remains a high priority. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- Homeowners look on as a demolition crew begins to remove their home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The home will be demolished because it is blocking street access. FEMA's Public Assistance Program allows for debris removal from public property to eliminate health and safety hazards. Andrea Booher/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, left, talks to CNN reporter Susan Candiotti outside of the house of Vincent Ribaudo of Grant City. Ribaudo was receiving assistance with electrical repairs by the STEP program. FEMA designed, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Pilot Program to assist State, local and Tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. In particular, FEMA intends STEP to provide essential power to affected residences, thereby reducing the demand for other shelter options and allowing individuals to return to or remain in their home. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2012 -- The famous Cyclone was seriously damaged by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2013 -- Scattered debris and detritus are all that remain of the homes of disaster survivors on Kissam Ave. on Staten Island following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. FEMA assists disaster survivors (e.g. temporary housing, individual assistance, public assistance) following catastrophic events like Hurricane Sandy in tandem with efforts of state and local governments. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Long Beach Island, N.J., Dec. 28, 2012 -- A construction worker rebuilds a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working to provide assistance to residents affected by a disaster. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- Hot air is pumped into buildings in Downtown Manhattan to dry flooding damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA can provide supplemental assistance for State and Local Government based on their recovery expenses. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Morrisville, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 -- This Public Assistance (PA) Preliminary Assessment Team is meeting with Borough of Morrisville Code Enforcement/Fire Marshall, Robert Seward (white shirt) as a required component in the state's request for Hurricane Sandy federal disaster assistance. The team left to right; FEMA PA Specialist Jim Teats, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency PA Specialist Rick Weiberg, FEMA Public Information Officer Rene Bafalis, and Bucks County Emergency Management Specialist Suzanne Dudek. George Armstrong/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2012 -- A Mennonite Disaster Service volunteer carries lumber into the home of Carlos Mendez, which the service is repairing. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

Bethpage, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Electricians, carpenters and plumbers met before heading out to assist home owners that qualified for FEMA STEP Program. FEMA in conjunction with state, local and tribal partners, is implementing a Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program to help people get back into their homes quickly and safely. STEP assists State, local and tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. The program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2012 -- Cabinet members get a tour of the National Response Coordination Center after a cabinet meeting that was held by President Barack Obama, to discuss updates on responses to Hurricane Sandy at FEMA headquarters. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, right, talks to Surge capacity force volunteer Peter Zarella at the registration of the Disaster Recovery Center at the local IKEA to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to visit the center to register for assistance if they have not done so, or to visit if they have questions regarding their applications or to get information about other programs for which they may be available. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Local hires being sworn in to assist residents in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, left, talks to FEMA Corps members aboard the Training Ship Empire State VI, docked on the East River at the foot of the Throgs Neck Bridge. The ship has provided accommodations for volunteers from FEMA Corps and Federal Surge groups who have come to assist in the recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- Long Beach resident, Barbara McCauley returns to her home which received several feet of storm surge. Hurricane Sandy created widespread flooding, power outages and devastation on Long Island, New York. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Beach Haven, N.J., Nov. 11, 2012 -- A boat ends up in a front lawn after it was washed ashore by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino discusses FEMA's role in the recovery from the affects of Hurricane Sandy with Red Cross and local religious leaders. FEMA is part of a broader team responding to the disaster that includes faith-based and non-profit organizations. Walt Jennings/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012 -- The Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) remains closed due to salt water inundation and damages associated with Hurricane Sandy. The PATH is eligible for federal assistance under the FEMA Public Assistance program and is working overtime to get the trains up and running by December 17th. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Debris sits in a pie following Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Mantoloking, N.J., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Cleanup continues around a leaning home that was built in 1900. FEMA is working to provide assistance to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Rockway Beach, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 -- Contractors run new telephone cables to replace equipment ruined by Hurricane Sandy. Contractors are routinely hired to facilitate a more rapid recovery. Ed Edahl/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012 -- The Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) Power Director Andre Bou supervises the electrical repairs to miles of lines along the Hoboken tracks. The PATH is eligible for federal assistance under the FEMA Public Assistance program and is working overtime to repair the electrical systems that were damaged from salt water innundation caused from Hurricane Sandy. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Electricians installing a heat register as part of the FEMA STEP Program. FEMA in conjunction with state, local and tribal partners, is implementing a Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program to help people get back into their homes quickly and safely. STEP assists State, local and tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. The program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2012 -- Debris from Hurricane Sandy litters the beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate confers with Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne speak at the FEMA Initial Operating Facility. FEMA staff from across the country are gathering here to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy recover. George Armstrong/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- Fire ravaged neighborhood in Rockaway Beach. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2012 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Tilden Park, 415 State Road, Breezy Point is open as other DRC's in New York to assist disaster survivors in Thanksgiving Day. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Survivors clean up and repair their homes after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA inspectors have already visited many of the homes in this neighborhood. FEMA/Tim Burkitt

Hawthorne, N.J., Nov. 21, 2012 -- When Hurricane Sandy roared through Passaic County the night of Oct. 29, 2012, she uprooted many trees. Some trees fell on houses, nearly destroying them, and causing a death in one home. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walt Jennings/FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 --FEMA Federal Coordination Officer Mike Byrne, center, New York Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Jerome Hauer, left, and Robert Ungar, right visit an area where over a hundred houses were destroyed from a fire that started during Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Island Park, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- FEMA Applicant Program Services Specialists, Cherry Jochum, sitting and Juan Gonzalez, standing, assist local residents at a Disaster Recovery Center. Local residents are encouraged to come to the centers to register for assistance if they need help in that process or they may visit the center to get information on programs that may be available to them if they were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- This entrance to underground mall in Downtown Manhattan was completely flooded after Hurricane Sandy. One month after Sandy, many buildings in Downtown Manhattan are still recovering from the water damages. FEMA can provide supplemental assistance for State and Local Government based on their recovery expenses. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2012 -- Bellevue Hospital Associate Executive Director of Facilities Management, Michael Rawlings, left, shows damage to the hospital incurred by Hurricane Sandy to Administrator Craig Fugate. Due to ongoing abatement, anyone going into the areas that were flooded are required to wear protective gear. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial view of homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood on the New York coastline. The waves and surge damaged and destroyed thousands of homes on the Eastern coast. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Volunteers from Occupy Sandy are taking out drywalls that were damaged due to Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 --FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, top of stairs, left and Senator Charles Schumer,center, get a tour of damage at NYU Langone Medical Center. They came to view damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and were joined by the center's administrator's and senior officials from FEMA and the hospital.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., July 26, 2013 -- The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy left behind several feet of sand in the streets of Long Beach. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- debris removal begins in this Long Beach N.Y. neighborhood by contract workers who will be paid with FEMA Public Assistance funds. FEMA is here to help survivors recover from Hurricane Sandy. George Armstrong/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- FEMA Branch I Deputy Operations Director, Robert Pesapane, talks with home owner about the FEMA STEP program and the benefits that she will be having by it. FEMA in conjunction with state, local and tribal partners, is implementing a Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program to help people get back into their homes quickly and safely. STEP assists State, local and tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. The program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 -- Burned down business in Staten Island neighborhood caused by Hurricane Sandy flood related fires. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Collins Alinsicwe, working as a volunteer with the Mennonite Disaster Service, carries lumber in the the home of Carlos Mendez, which the Mennonite Disaster Service is helping to repair. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, left, gets a tour of Marine 9 Fire Boat II from Fire fighter Brian Masterson. The fire boat, which serves all of New York Harbor, is docked at the FDNY Marine 9 Barracks at the former Navy Homeport site in Stapleton, Staten Island. The fireboat received some damage from the storm surge following Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Victory Gardens, N.J., Nov. 25, 2012 -- When Hurricane Sandy Roared through Morris County in northern New Jersey the night of October 29, 1012, her strong winds blew many trees down, and some landed on homes. This homeowner in Victory Gardens was one of the fortunate ones as the large tree that landed on his house caused only minor damage. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walt Jennings/FEMA

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA Corps Team member assisting disaster survivors registering for federal assistance in Rockway, New York. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Rick Stout / FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2013 -- Scattered bricks and debris are all that remain of the home of a disaster survivor on Kissam Ave. on Staten Island following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. FEMA assists disaster survivors (e.g. temporary housing, individual assistance) following catastrophic events like Hurricane Sandy in tandem with efforts of state and local governments. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Medical professionals volunteers at YANA (You Are Not Alone) Medical Clinic (makeshift medical center set-up by Occupy Sandy) to provide medical care to those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Riverside, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 -- A fleet of more than 70 Southern California Edison utility trucks is being prepared for transport to the East Coast to help restore power in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Air Force will use six C-5 and eight C-17 aircraft to transport the vehicles from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Electrician Rohan White, works in a home in Breezy Point as part of the Rapid Repairs under the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program. The program is an effort to get local residents back into their homes after the disruption from Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 -- Inside a flooded car destroyed by Hurricane Sandy strong flood waters. FEMA is in the response stage to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors. FEMA/ Eliud Echevarria

Gandy Beach, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- A storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy in Delaware Bay torn through sea walls and damaged beach front homes. FEMA is working to provide assistance to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Michael Byrne, at podium, addresses members of the community at St. Francis de Sales in the Rockaways. The town hall meeting was moderated by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and had state, local and federal representatives to discuss the concerns of residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 --FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right, Senator Charles Schumer, center, get a tour of damaged areas at NYU Langone Medical Center by Richard Cohen, Administration Facilities Management. They came to view damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and were joined by the center's administrator's and senior officials. They are in the sub-basement and basement of the center which was heavily damaged by flood waters from the storm.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Massapequa, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, left, and County Executive Edmund Mangano visit areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Power restoration and cleanup remain a high priority in areas impacted by the hurricane. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- Mitigation Specialist Robert Archila shakes hands with survivors after giving support answering their questions about mitigation processes. Mitigation Specialists are available to support Hurricane Sandy survivors in Kings County Home Depot to explain mitigation processes. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, left, talks to FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne at the Individual Assistance Surge force call center located at FEMA's Joint Field Office. The Surge force volunteers are making call outs to individuals who have expressed additional needs when calling to apply for assistance. Residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for assistance through FEMA. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- Electrical Components are removed and lay in the lobby of this waterfront commercial building. Extensive damage to the first floor resulted from three feet of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. George Armstrong/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- At the New Jersey Transit Terminal, employee offices reflect the damage done by Hurricane Sandy flooding. FEMA Public Assistance funds may reimburse a portion of recovery costs. George Armstrong/FEMA

Freeport, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- Many boats floated ashore and wound up in unlikely places following Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- Town of Ramapo Tree and Mulch Operation at the Saddle River Pool, in Chestnut Ridge, NY. FEMA is providing public assistance for clean up and recovery to municipalities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2012 --FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, center, listens to Senior Vice President of Coney Island Hospital Arthur Wagner second from left, along with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, second from right, during a tour of flood damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Flood waters damaged many of the operational components of the hospital.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Islip, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, center, meets local officials to discuss the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Cleanup continues to be a major concern in the area. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations, and the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA working with multiple Disaster Recovery Agencies in Rockaway Point, NY. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Rick Stout / FEMA

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