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

November 17, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today amended its disaster declaration of October 1, 2004 to include the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Orleans, Steuben, Sullivan, Ulster and Wayne eligible for individual disaster assistance.
November 11, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announce that the New York county of Chautauqua is now eligible for Public Assistance under the October 1, 2004 declaration for the severe storms and flooding of August 29 through September 16. FEMA pays 75 percent of the approved project cost. Examples of eligible expenses are as follows:
October 22, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announce that additional New York counties are now eligible for disaster-related Public Assistance under the October 1, 2004 declaration. State and local governments and other political subdivisions in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Orange, Schoharie, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga and Ulster Counties that incurred disaster-related expenses as a result of Tropical Depression Ivan (Sept. 16-24) and the counties of Niagara and Orange that incurred losses and damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding
October 13, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today amended its disaster declaration for New York State for the August-September storms by adding two counties – Cattaraugus and Orleans – to the list of 10 already eligible for Public Assistance categories of aid.
October 2, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for New York to help state and local governments recover from the effects of a recent series of severe storms.

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