New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1564)

Incident period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 1, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 10, 2004
News Release
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:
December 9, 2004
News Release
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.”
December 8, 2004
News Release
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.
December 7, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operating in Steuben County will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 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.”
December 3, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $1.3 million has been obligated for Public Assistance projects. FEMA approved these funds for the repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement of public facilities and infrastructure damaged as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug.13 through Sept.16.
December 3, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York 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 $884,000 in disaster assistance has been approved for victims to help them meet their most basic disaster recovery needs. The following serves as a summary of the joint disaster recovery operation.

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