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New York Hurricane Floyd (DR-1296)

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Incident period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 19, 1999


December 6, 1999 - News Release

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Friday, Dec. 17, is the last day for homeowners, renters and business owners who had damage as a result of Tropical Storm Floyd in September in 11 New York counties to apply for disaster assistance, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson and State Coordinating Officer Edward F. Jacoby, Jr. As the request of Gov. George E. Pataki, Albany, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Ulster and Westchester counties were declared disaster areas by President Clinton following Tropical Storm Floyd in September.

November 17, 1999 - News Release

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll free registration line and the disaster information Helpline are changing as of Monday, November 22. According to Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for New York, both lines will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, but will be closed on Sunday. In addition, the lines will not be in operation on Thanksgiving, November 25, but will reopen on Friday, November 26.

November 12, 1999 - News Release

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The deadline for New Yorkers to apply for federal/state assistance in the wake of Tropical Storm Floyd has been extended to December 17. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington approved the deadline extension this afternoon, following a request from Gov. George E. Pataki.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $41,182,922.07 $10,759,369.68 $29,436,671.56
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Photo of a Project Impact stand at Home Depot Newburgh, NY, November 7, 1999 -- FEMA hazard mitigation experts take the message to the people at the Home Depot store in Newburgh, New York.