Updates and Resources for Sandy Survivors in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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On August 19, 2013, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, announced the release of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force’s Rebuilding Strategy.  This strategy will “help guide the investment of these funds and, in the bigger picture, assist communities across the nation in preparing for the increasing risks caused by extreme weather.”  (Donovan, Shaun. “Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Helping Communities Prepare for the Impacts of a Changing Climate.”)

Taken directly from the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s Fact Sheet, some highlights from the strategy include:

  • Ensuring a Regionally Coordinated, Resilient Approach to Infrastructure Investment
  • Promoting Resilient Rebuilding Through Innovative Ideas
  • Providing Families Safe, Affordable Housing Options and Protecting Homeowners
  • Supporting Small Businesses and Revitalizing Local Economies
  • Addressing Insurance Challenges, Understanding, and Accessibility
  • Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Plan for Long-Term Rebuilding and Prepare for Future Disasters

In addition to the Hurricane Sandy Task Force’s Rebuilding Strategy, President Obama has announced his Climate Action Plan.


There are many resources out there to help with Sandy recovery.  Here is a quick list of resources from the States of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, as well as the national government, regarding Sandy recovery, as of September 5, 2013.

Helpful Links for New Jersey Sandy Recovery:

Helpful Links for New York Sandy Recovery:

Helpful Links for Connecticut Sandy Recovery:

Additional Helpful Links for Sandy Recovery:


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Here, Gary Seider, Engineering Manager; Frank D’Angelo, President of Danbro; and Steve Gencorelli, Danbro’s Structural Engineer, talk to homeowners after a Home Elevation presentation in Toms River, NJ.

As always, Danbro Distributors continues our efforts to support Sandy rebuilding and recovery by providing cutting-edge research and testing for engineers, up-to-date house-raising videos for homeowners, and clear information on options for supporting and saving homes post-Sandy.

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  • Dated September 27th
    New York State will fully compensate super storm Sandy victims whose property damage claims were rejected by FEMA due to a little-known Earth movement exclusion. Gov. Cuomo also announced that homeowners who had flood insurance claims rejected for that same reason will also be covered.

    Silvio Rebelo 28.09.2013