FEMA Can’t Verify Over $6 Million Went to Hurricane Sandy Relief Projects, Audit Shows

The Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot guarantee that $6.37 million worth of fuel went to aid eligible Hurricane Sandy recipients, according to a new report.

Following the devastating superstorm that wreaked havoc along the upper East Coast in 2012, New York needed substantial amounts of fuel for critical power restoration and emergency public transportation work.

But according to the report issued on Monday from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, FEMA could not provide complete documentation to support $4.56 million in fuel deliveries or proof that the fuel went to its intended, eligible recipients.

In addition, the Defense Logistics Agency, which provided the fuel, delivered $1.8 million of fuel to recipients outside the specified scope of work.