Government Offers $475M in Additional Disaster Relief to Areas Hit Hardest by Hurricane Sandy

Hurrican-Sandy-Disaster-Relief-imageRebuilding and repairing after Hurricane Sandy continues – even seven months after it devastated the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey.  Many of those affected say that progress is slow and that putting their lives back together is taking longer than they expected – or hoped.  To ease the burden, the U.S. Interior Department is offering an additional $475 million in disaster relief to the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Where the Money Will Go

According to United Press International, the U.S. Interior Department is coordinating the $475 million in funding with the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, which will “help repair and rebuild facilities, reopen roads, and restore services in order to get parks, refuges, beaches, and public lands fully operational and open to the public this summer.”

The funds will target relief efforts on more than 200 projects and services administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Have You Gotten the Relief You’re Entitled To?

While the government seems to be doing its part to help families rebuild their lives after Superstorm Sandy, many insurance companies have yet to pay out homeowners’ rightful insurance proceeds.  If your valid homeowners’ insurance claim has been denied, delayed or you’ve been offered less than you’re entitled to, contact Belluck & Fox, LLP to discuss your situation and evaluate your legal options. Our bad faith insurance lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional client service and securing maximum compensation for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and their families.