FEMA breaks down billions in Sandy aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a by-the-numbers breakdown of the billions of dollars in disaster assistance approved for residents and businesses as of Monday in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.  

Of the approximate $379.9 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households, here’s how that amount was doled out:

Of that total, $327.5 million was for housing assistance and $52.3 million was for other needs.

Other amounts include:

$702 million in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses.

$241.5 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public.

$3.2 billion in total National Flood Insurance Program payments made on claims to date.

In addition, 259,840 people contacted FEMA for help or information; 125,146 housing inspections were completed, and there are 86,918 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers on record.

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