NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- The New York City mayor was joined by federal officials as they announced what progress had been made. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius both expressed the federal government's commitment to helping New Yorkers recover.
“We're here for the duration. We know, as you do, that this is not going to be a short-term recovery, but you are assured you have an ongoing partner with this administration and Health and Human Services,” Sebelius said.
“The president has directed every one us of us, that any call we get from a local official, or a local responder, gets returned in 15 minutes. And if it doesn't, they should call the president directly. And we will make sure we live by that to get help here,” Donovan said.
Both secretaries urged people to register with FEMA to report damage from the superstorm.
You can call 1-800-566-FEMA or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Officials say $85 million have already been distributed.