Residents of a flood-wrecked home in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. offer encouragement to fellow victims of Superstorm Sandy on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in this message scrawled on the bottom of a waterlogged mattress. A new storm, this one a nor'easter, was due to hit the shore Wednesday, raising fears of renewed damage and flooding. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has approved more than $411 million in housing and other aid for Superstorm Sandy victims in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
FEMA has already opened 44 disaster recovery centers in the three states. Of those, 21 are in New York, 16 are in New Jersey and seven are in Connecticut. More centers are on the way.
FEMA says that as of Saturday afternoon, more than 356,000 people have registered for assistance.