New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1534)

Incident period: May 13, 2004 to June 17, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 3, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 29, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that only two days after President Bush signed an appropriations bill for ongoing disaster projects, more than $6.3 million has been approved for Public Assistance projects. These funds are approved for the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities and infrastructure damaged as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred May 13 through June 17, 20004.
October 22, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that only two days after President Bush signed an appropriations bill for ongoing disaster projects, more than $3.6 million has been approved for Public Assistance projects. These funds are approved for the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities and infrastructure damaged as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred May 13 through June 17, 20004.
October 9, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces several changes to the agency’s website at in an effort to provide up-to-date, importance information for those recovering from all of the recent hurricanes and storm.
October 1, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using technology to make it easier to apply for disaster assistance. In addition to registering by phone, residents of federal disaster areas may now apply online for assistance as well as find valuable recovery information at .
August 18, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal and state disaster officials today announced that local governments and non-profit organizations in Hamilton County are now eligible to be reimbursed for nearly 90 percent of the costs incurred by localities in the wake of a series of severe storms that hammered the region with heavy rain, hail and high winds in late May and early June. Hamilton County joins 13 other upstate New York counties designated for federal assistance August 3 under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush at the request of Governor George E. Pataki.
August 16, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- As state and federal disaster officials continue to help New York communities recover from weeks of severe storms and flooding, homeowners and businesses are being encouraged to purchase flood insurance to guard against financial loss during future flooding events.

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