FEMA approves more than $664M for NY Sandy victims

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — More than $664 million in federal aid has been approved for New York's victims of Superstorm Sandy by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA said Sunday that more than 230,000 New Yorkers have requested assistance since the storm hit. The hardest hit areas of the state include Nassau County, which has received about $224 million. Queens County, which includes the hard-hit Rockaways, has received $170 million.

Richmond County, the home of battered Staten Island, has received about $70 million.

Officials have conducted more than 131,000 home inspections. FEMA says workers are going door-to-door explaining the types of disaster assistance available and how to register.

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