New York Tropical Depression Ivan (DR-1565)

Incident period: September 16, 2004 to September 24, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 1, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 27, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When rains and flooding inundated New York as a result of Tropical Depression Ivan, more than 98,480 families and businesses in the state of New York had flood insurance. Purchasing a flood insurance policy proved to be a sound investment. “Flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country,” said Theodore Monette, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “and one of the best ways to financially protect your home, business and personal property is by purchasing flood insurance.”
October 26, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- After the flooding wrath of Tropical Depression Ivan, state and federal officials encourage disaster victims to take measures to prevent the same type of damage from happening in the future. There are simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce future flood damage. FEMA calls such actions hazard mitigation.
October 25, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about the various assistance programs. Misinformation can hinder someone who is on the road to recovery. According to state and federal officials, the best way for disaster victims to obtain accurate information is to call the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) toll-free registration line. Frequently asked questions and answers follow:
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 22, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, New York - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) continue to help New Yorkers recover from Tropical Depression Ivan. Disaster assistance totaling more than $800,000 has been distributed to residents in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. Inspections have been completed on 96 percent of all reported eligible damages and losses. To date, more than 1,000 residents have applied for assistance.
October 21, 2004
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Sullivan and Delaware counties will remain open through Sunday, Oct. 24. The closing date for the centers has been extended to remain operational through Sunday to assist those who need disaster information or want to check on the status of their application and provide them the opportunity to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.

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