Superstorm Sandy Resources

Superstorm Sandy Relief Resources

NYSBA Lawyer Referral

New York City Disaster Assistance Centers, shelter, and food/water

Nassau County Disaster Assistance:

Suffolk County Disaster Assistance:

Westchester County Disaster Assistance:

Rockland County Disaster Assistance:  

Red Cross of Greater New York:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York:

The Salvation Army:

Free Assistance from LawHelp NY - frequently updated

Pro Bono Partnership 

NYS Department of Financial Services
Contact Storm Hotline 1-800-339-1759

(Offers help with insurance questions, but also has other disaster-related information)

Google Crisis Map: is one of the best maps to help you find local shelters and traffic conditions in your area:


How to Apply for FEMA Assistance
Contact 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or by web enabled mobile device at

Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) Monday through Sunday until further notice.  Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.