FEMA extends Sandy victims' hotel stays

Sandy victims on Long Island can stay in their hotels for an extra two weeks.

Sandy victims on Long Island can stay in their hotels for an extra two weeks. (1/11/13)

WOODBURY - Long Islanders forced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy are getting more time in their hotels.

FEMA has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which will allow Sandy victims to stay in their hotels until Jan. 26.

FEMA says more than 2,000 hotel rooms are being rented statewide to Sandy victims. About 970 of those rooms are on Long Island.

Officials with FEMA say it's possible another extension could be approved in two weeks, but no decision will be made until a closer date.

The agency extended stays for New Jersey Sandy victims Thursday.

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