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 4, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), which can provide needed disaster-related information to those affected by Tropical Storm Floyd, are scheduled to open Tuesday, October 5, according to state and federal recovery officials.
September 30, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More New York counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Floyd, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. "Different counties have different needs," said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort in New York. "The specific designations of counties were made after a careful review of information regarding damages incurred because of the storm."
September 29, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Individuals, homeowners, renters and business owners who have already applied for disaster assistance in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties because of Tropical Storm Floyd can get additional information directly from federal, state and local assistance experts. Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), the state's Individual and Family Grant Program, the U.S.
September 27, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In the first eight days since President Clinton declared parts of New York major disaster areas, nearly $484,500 in disaster housing assistance has gone out to people affected by Tropical Storm Floyd. A total of 224 checks for disaster housing have been issued so far to eligible applicants in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties. Residents of Essex County just became eligible to apply on Friday.
September 25, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Renters, homeowners, business owners or other people who were impacted by Tropical Storm Floyd in Essex County may be eligible for assistance from a variety of state, federal and voluntary agencies. On Friday, Sept. 24, at Gov. George E. Pataki's request, Essex county was added to President Clinton's disaster declaration which previously included Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties
September 24, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In response to Gov. George E. Pataki's request, Essex County has been added to President Clinton's disaster declaration for New York State. Assistance available to governments and eligible non-profit organizations in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties has been expanded.

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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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