New York Earthquake (DR-1415)

Incident period: April 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 16, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 5, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) are extending the operation of the Keeseville Disaster Recovery Center for two additional days due to the high attendance during the Center's first three days of operation. The Center's location and hours of operation are as follows:
June 4, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- It's not hard to recognize major earthquake damage: buildings reduced to a pile of rubble, collapsed bridges, mobile homes tossed off their pilings. But how can you spot earthquake damage that may mimic plain old wear and tear or be so subtle it's hard to find?
May 30, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Clinton County on Monday, June 3, to serve those affected by the April 20 Ausable Forks earthquake. The Center's location and hours of operation are as follows: Clinton CountyTown of Ausable Town Office Bldg.111 Ausable StreetKeeseville, New York
May 28, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- Federal and state disaster assistance to those affected by the April 20 Ausable Forks earthquake in Essex and Clinton counties has reached more than $600,000, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Following is a summary of the ongoing state/federal recovery programs to date:
May 24, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 to serve those affected by the April 20 Ausable Forks earthquake. The Center's location and hours of operation are as follows:
May 22, 2002
News Release
Albany, NY -- Individuals who have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free number to report property damage from the April 20 Ausable Forks earthquake in Clinton and Essex counties are being reminded to ask anyone claiming to be an inspector to produce legitimate identification. "We want to make sure that no one is taken in by an imposter trying to take advantage of the situation," said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson. "All of our inspectors are ready and willing to produce their official photo identification."

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