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

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 19, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Six Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Chemung, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Ontario and Steuben counties to assist individuals affected by the recent storms, flooding and tornadoes, state and federal officials announced today. Most of the DRCs will open Monday, September 22 at 9 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The complete DRC schedule is attached.
September 13, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY - New York State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening six mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the recent storms, flooding and tornadoes. The DRCs will open Monday, September 15, at noon, and close at 7:00 p.m. The complete DRC schedule is attached.
September 11, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY- When considering new construction, repairs and/or reconstruction after a disaster, first consult your local building official. "Getting your permits before you rebuild will help protect you and your family," said Edward F. Jacoby, Jr., Director of the State Emergency Management Office and state coordinating officer. It will: Help protect you by providing a review of the proposed work to ensure compliance with current codes, standards, flood ordinances and construction techniques.
September 11, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY- Community Relations (CR) teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are visiting the areas in New York State affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began July 21 and extended through to August 13, 2003.
September 10, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY- Briefings for local officials to explain the process of applying for federal disaster assistance, in the wake of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that hit the State between July 21 and August 13, 2003, will begin Thursday, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The complete schedule is attached.
September 9, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State officials urge disaster relief applicants to fill out and return the SBA loan applications included in their registration.

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