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In Metropolitan New York, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson Region
New York Area Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Resources

To help consumers, businesses and nonprofits recover from Superstorm Sandy, the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York is providing the following information. Click on each category for a listing of resources.

Disaster recovery information and resources from local, state and federal government agencies. Find food and shelter resources, as well as information on transportation, electricity, schools, donations, and more.

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Where and how to stay sheltered, safe and warm if you are displaced or without power.

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In an effort to promote transparency and donor confidence, and to ensure that funds raised for Sandy relief are properly used, the New York State Attorney General's Office sent letters to nonprofits requesting information on their fundraising and relief activities related to Hurricane Sandy.

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Local, state and federal assistance is available for businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. Emergency loans are available for businesses that have experienced business interruption or have rebuilding needs. Additional services for displaced business owners may also be available.

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The contact information for resource groups in this publication is provided as a public service, but does not indicate endorsement by the Better Business Bureau, nor does it indicate that any particular nonprofit organization has met the BBB Wise Giving Standards for Charity Accountability unless otherwise specified. Charity reports for the New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson Region may be viewed online at www.newyork.bbb.orgor BBB Wise Giving Alliance reports on nationally soliciting charities may be viewed at or

Likewise, information in this publication is not intended as legal advice or financial advice. Please consult a reputable attorney, credentialed financial adviser, or qualified counselor for professional help with such matters.