Recovery and cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has now started along much of the East Coast. As survivors of the storm begin to deal with the aftermath of the giant storm, people across the country are asking what they can do to offer aid to their fellow Americans, and the federal governent remains committed to providing all available resources to support affected areas, as directed by President Obama.
We've put together this page to help you find the information you're looking for, whether you want to get help, or get involved in the recovery process.
FEMA offers this list of suggestions for people who want to help storm survivors and affected areas:
For more, check out this volunteering resource page from FEMA.
If you live in an area affected by the storm, there are a number of resources available to help you get the recovery assistance you need.
Safety is a primary issue when you're recovering from a disaster. Follow these tips to help ensure your safety and cope with the disaster. If you aren't able to return home, states, tribes, localities, and the Red Cross continue to operate emergency shelters along the East Coast. Here's how to find shelter: