New York Hurricane Floyd (DR-1296)

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

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September 22, 1999
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Renters, homeowners, business owners or other people who were impacted by Tropical Storm Floyd in Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties may be eligible for assistance from a variety of state, federal and voluntary agencies.
September 19, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid has been authorized for New York to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued Sunday, September 19. The declaration covers damage to private property from Floyd, which began buffeting the state on September 16.

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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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