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

June 5, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- New York State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today additional locations for the mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the April 3-5 ice storm. The mobile DRC opens in Ontario County on Friday, June 6, and will be open for three days. After June 9, the mobile DRC will travel to Oneida and Oswego counties. A schedule of the locations in Ontario, Oneida and Oswego counties and directions is attached.
June 4, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Federal disaster assistance has been expanded to include six additional counties for public assistance in the wake of the severe April 3-5 ice storm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State disaster officials announced today. Federal funds will be provided for eligible government entities and certain private non-profit organizations in Livingston, Madison, Orleans, Otsego, Schenectady and Seneca counties.
June 2, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- New York State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the April 3-5 ice storm. The mobile DRC opens tomorrow, June 3, in Wayne County, and will remain in the location for three days, through Thursday, June 5.
May 29, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- New York State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the April 3-5 ice storm. The centers will open on Saturday, May 31st, in Monroe and Oswego counties.
May 27, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Briefings for local officials to explain the process of applying for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the severe ice storm on April 3-5, 2003, are scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 28th, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The complete schedule and directions to locations are attached.
May 22, 2003
News Release
Albany, NY -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that 1,163 individuals have registered for disaster relief from Cayuga, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca and Wayne counties. A total of $266,799 in federal disaster assistance grants has been approved to date for 200 New Yorkers after the President's major disaster declaration for New York State in the wake of the April 3-5 ice storm. In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration, which provides low interest disaster loans, has approved seven loans for $49,000, according to Marianne C.

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