New York State has been impacted severely by a number of storms in the recent years. Overall, 30 New York counties are eligible for storm-related financial assistance that were impacted by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee or Hurricane Sandy. The United States Congress has approved approximately $60 billion in disaster aid for the states hit by Superstorm Sandy and New York State anticipates that about half will be allocated to New York. Certain funds under the federal program will also be available to victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In order to be transparent and demonstrate accountability, New York State is providing public access to all State allocations and expenditures of disaster relief funds including available funding streams and criteria.