FEMA extends deadline for Sandy aid

Lawrence Gross of Scarsdale, 66, holds documents at

Lawrence Gross of Scarsdale, 66, holds documents at the FEMA staging area at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Gross said, "I applied for FEMA and got nowhere. They are not covering anything." (Nov. 9, 2012) (Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline in 13 counties to apply for assistance related to superstorm Sandy until Jan. 28, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

The previous deadline was Dec. 31.

The federal agency provides funds for rental assistance, home repairs, personal property losses and other needs not covered by insurance.

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Counties covered by the extension are: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster.

Applicants can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, by phone at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585, or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

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