Inspectors begin assessing homes for FEMA STEP program

Assessment teams have begun fanning out across the Island to begin inspecting homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) new Sheltering and Temporary Essential

FEMA inspectors go door-to-door.

FEMA inspectors go door-to-door. (Credit: News 12)

FREEPORT - Assessment teams have begun fanning out across the Island to begin inspecting homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) new Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program.

The program aims to make temporary repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy so homeowners can get back in their homes quicker.

The program has Nassau and Suffolk counties hire contractors for necessary repairs to make the homes habitable as more permanent repairs are done. FEMA will pay for the repairs.

FEMA officials say that they have conducted three days of STEP assessments in Nassau and will begin in Suffolk soon. Inspection crews say they are conducting 30-40 inspections a day.

FEMA says that no deadline has been set to apply for the STEP program as it is still in its infancy.

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FEMA hotline : 1-800-621-3362

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