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 8, 2003
Syracuse, NY -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials urge victims of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that affected Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Livingston, Montgomery, Ontario, Rensselaer, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties to register now for disaster assistance programs by calling the FEMA toll-free teleregistration/helpline number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY), for the hearing and speech impaired.
August 29, 2003
Washington, DC - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for New York to help families and communities recover from the effects of a series of severe storms that started late last month.