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Last FEMA deadline Saturday

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am

The deadline to register for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is this Saturday, April 13.

But unlike the past deadlines, this one will not be extended, according to a FEMA spokeswoman.

FEMA’s original deadline to apply for aid after the Oct. 29 storm was Nov. 23. However, it was extended six times since then at the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The FEMA spokeswoman, Debra Young, said the April 13 deadline is the last one.

“There will be no more extensions,” she warned.

Even five and a half months after the storm, there are still people who have only just filed for FEMA aid.

Young said 30 people in New York called to register for assistance from the agency for the first time on Monday.

As of Tuesday, more than $950 million in aid has been given to New York victims of Sandy, and the Small Business Administration, which has been giving recovery loans, has approved over $1.2 billion in home loans and $153 million in business loans.

— Domenick Rafter

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