New York Hurricane Floyd (DR-1296)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 9, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cleaning up a storm-ravaged home - one of the first steps toward recovery - can be a difficult and disheartening task. It can also be dangerous. Homeowners could be at risk for a variety of hidden dangers, from gas leaks to faulty ceilings to pools of water, which may become a breeding ground for potentially virus-carrying mosquitoes.
October 8, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Although the National Flood Insurance Program insures more than 4 million policyholders nationwide, only 90,271 of those policies were issued in New York, where flooding damage from this year's Tropical Storm Floyd is expected to be millions of dollars. In the 13 New York counties that received a major disaster declaration after the storm, only 9,055 flood insurance policies are in force, less than 1 percent of the estimated 990,000 housing units in those counties.
October 8, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $3 million in housing assistance has been issued to New York victims of Tropical Storm Floyd, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. To date, 1,524 disaster housing assistance grants totaling $2,828,832 have been approved for temporary housing needs. The housing grants are emergency funds to cover costs of emergency repairs to make a home livable or temporary rental payments until people can move back into their homes.
October 8, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Five Disaster Recovery Centers will be open on various days this weekend to assist victims of Tropical Storm Floyd, state and federal emergency officials said today. In Clarkstown, Rockland County, a center will be open at 10 Maple Avenue, New City, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. In Westchester County, the recovery center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Yorktown Green Shopping Center (near the Food Emporium) on Downing Street, Yorktown.
October 7, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Renters, homeowners, business owners or other people who were impacted by Tropical Storm Floyd in Albany, Dutchess, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Ulster counties may be eligible for assistance from a variety of state, federal and voluntary agencies. These counties were added to President Clinton's disaster declaration on Sept. 30. Previously designated counties include: Essex, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.
October 6, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. As New Yorkers in many areas recover from Tropical Storm Floyd, many have already received disaster assistance grants, settled their insurance claims or are preparing to dip into their savings to repair or rebuild their homes. Those who are ready to rebuild or repair must think very hard about how to prevent future flood losses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office have a number of hazard mitigation suggestions on what can be done to prevent or reduce future flood losses in the home.

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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.

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