New York Ice Storm (DR-1467)

Incident period: April 3, 2003 to April 5, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 6, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that another $5 million has been approved in response to the April 3-5 ice storm, bringing the total amount of federal disaster aid approved to more than $25 million.
July 7, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Victims of the April 3-5 ice storm have only five days left to apply for the federal and state assistance programs triggered when President Bush declared a major disaster at the request of Governor George E. Pataki. "Anyone who suffered damage during the ice storm, but has not yet applied for disaster aid, should do so immediately," said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster recovery operation.
July 3, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that another $9.6 million has been approved in response to the April 3-5 ice storm, bringing the total amount of federal disaster aid approved to more than $15 million. "Almost 20,000 residents of central and western New York have applied for assistance and we are doing everything possible to make sure the financial help they need to recover gets to them as quickly as possible," said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for FEMA's disaster recovery operation.
June 30, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Victims of the April 3-5 ice storm have less than two weeks to apply for the federal and state assistance programs triggered when President Bush declared a major disaster in 15 central and western New York counties, at the request of Governor George E. Pataki.
June 25, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that nearly $6 million has been approved for victims of the April 3-5 ice storm in central and western New York. "The April ice storm was a traumatic event for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but the financial assistance needed for individuals and communities to recover is flowing," said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for FEMA's disaster recovery operation.
June 23, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Victims of the April 3-5 ice storm have until July 11, 2003 to apply for the federal and state assistance programs triggered when President Bush declared a major disaster in 15 central and western New York counties, at the request of Governor George E. Pataki. "The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is fast approaching and anyone who has not yet applied for help should do so immediately," said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster recovery operation.

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