“We're seeing such a dramatic change in the type of weather events that we're facing as a result of climate change," said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, New York City's former OEM commissioner.
Those who did receive the aid got on average $4,700, which advocates say hasn’t come close to helping rebuild their lives.
The deadline’s been extended into January.
“We can close gaps in aid and help New Yorkers in need,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s disheartening.”
"Climate change poses an existential threat to our lives, our economy," Biden said. "The threat is here. It's not going to get any better. The question is, can it get worse? We can stop it from getting worse."
"We have to go where the need is greatest, and so many of our mass sites will gradually start downscaling so that we can use our resources to target communities where vaccination rates are still low."
On Friday night, President Donald Trump officially declared a "major disaster" in New York State. This means that New York will be able to access the federal Disaster Relief Fund, which has over $42 billion.
“We will be underwater financially before we are underwater physically.”
Department of Transportation officials admitted to including "junk" vehicles in their claim for FEMA aid after Hurricane Sandy.
It's the beginning of a great new adventure in presidential communication.
While the city has said they will continue to house evacuees when FEMA stops paying for shelter, some evacuees don't think it's enough.
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