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Rapid Repairs Fixes 10,000 Storm Ravaged Homes

Posted By Willie Simpson On January 22, 2013 @ 12:07 pm In News & Features | 3 Comments

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The city’s post-Sandy Rapid Repairs project got off to a shaky start [1], leaving many residents vexed by the stop-and-start progress of the program, but as we reported last month [2], Rapid Repairs began to kick into high gear. They have since reached a huge milestone by repairing approximately 10,000 Sandy damaged homes, according to a report from the Times Union [3].

The Rapid Repairs program, which is a collaborative effort between the city and FEMA, employed thousands of contractors and construction workers to repair people’s homes for free. Their focus was on restoring basic services like electricity, heat and hot water.

While the progress made by Rapid Repairs has been impressive, the Mayor promised that thousands more homes will continue to get service in the coming weeks.

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[1] shaky start: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/12/citys-rapid-repairs-program-leaves-sheepshead-residents-waiting/

[2] last month: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/12/rapid-repairs-application-deadline-is-monday-so-is-final-day-of-sandy-garbage-collection/

[3] Times Union: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/About-10-000-Sandy-damaged-NYC-homes-repaired-4209662.php

[4] The Feds Are Picking Up The Entire Tab On NYC Gov’s Sandy-Related Expenses: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/03/the-feds-are-picking-up-the-entire-tab-on-nyc-sandy-related-damages/

[5] New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program Looks For Public Input At Two Upcoming Meetings: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/10/new-york-rising-community-reconstruction-program-looks-for-public-input-at-two-upcoming-meetings/

[6] In Emmons Avenue’s Hard Hit Waterfront Bungalow Colonies, No One Pays A Visit: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/11/in-emmons-avenues-hard-hit-waterfront-bungalow-colonies-no-one-pays-a-visit/

[7] Who Qualifies For FEMA Disaster Assistance? Deadline Is Days Away – Don’t Delay!: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/01/who-qualifies-for-fema-disaster-assistance-deadline-is-next-week/

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