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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Sandy Recovery

  • HHS awards grants for Hurricane Sandy recovery research

    Hard hit communities benefit from research on long-term health recovery

    More than $5 million in grants will support research to aid the long-term recovery in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. This is the first time HHS has funded research needed by local communities to support long-term recovery efforts.

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HHS Hurricane Sandy Funding | Mental Health Resources | Mold and Respiratory Issues | Mold Remediation | Lead and Asbestos | Household Hazardous Waste | Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus | Worker Safety | Find Resources in your State

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Activities

Mental Health Resources

When disaster strikes, often people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. With support from community and family, most of us bounce back. However, some may need extra assistance to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties. If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).


Mold and Respiratory Issues

​Mold Remediation

Lead and Asbestos


Household Hazardous Waste



Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Worker Safety

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Recover and Become More Resilient

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • This page last reviewed: November 18, 2015