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New York Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1486)

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Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 13, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2003


October 30, 2003 - News Release

Syracuse, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that $5.3 million has been approved for New York State residents in response to the severe summer storms, widespread flooding and multiple tornadoes that struck the state between July 21 and August 13, 2003. "The summer storm was a traumatic event for thousands of New Yorkers, but the financial assistance needed for individuals and communities to recover is flowing," said Justo Hernández, federal coordinating officer for FEMA's disaster recovery operation.

October 27, 2003 - News Release

Syracuse, NY -- Those affected by the summer storms have until tomorrow, October 28, to apply for the federal and state assistance programs and return completed SBA loan applications. At the request of Governor George E. Pataki, President Bush signed a major disaster declaration on August 29, 2003 to provide assistance to the counties affected during the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck New York State between July 21, 2003 and August 13, 2003.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 901 $1,792,438.30 $1,551,072.10 $241,366.20
Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 02:03 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $23,721,241.42 $1,428,016.65 $21,731,225.98
Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:05 (Updated daily)

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