ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and voluntary agencies continue to help New Yorkers recover from the severe storms and floods that occurred between Aug. 13 and Sept. 16, 2004. More than $1.8 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help victims meet their most basic disaster recovery needs. The following serves as a summary of the joint disaster recovery operation:
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operating in Monroe County will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 10, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). “Help is still just a phone call or a click away,” said James W. Tuffey, Director of the New York State Emergency Management Office and State Coordinating Officer. “Whether online or by phone, registration is the first step to receiving help from state and federal programs.”
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Town Hall in Huguenot, Orange County, will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). More than 140 people have visited the center, which opened on Nov. 19 and serves as a one-stop information source. At a Disaster Recovery Center, visitors can sit down face-to-face with state and federal disaster-recovery specialists to ask questions about disaster assistance.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
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.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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*|