News Releases for New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1589)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Disaster recovery assistance from early April flooding in New York, which led to a presidential disaster declaration April 19, has reached nearly $35 million, according to state and...
Friday, August 26, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y -- Fewer than one in five New Yorkers who registered for April flooding disaster aid were prepared for the event, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today. “Of the 3,420...
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 00:00
One of the homes purchased for the Stryker Road relocation project is shown being burned, while a church is shown being moved to higher ground. (Schoharie County Planning and...
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $10 million in disaster aid to the State of New York to help fund recovery efforts in several New York counties...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- About one-third of approved reimbursements to New York local governments to repair April flooding damages have been enhanced with mitigation funds to make the repairs more disaster...
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A flood control project completed three years ago in the City of Rensselaer has spared residents of the city’s “hollow” their traditional spring flooding, even during the early-April...
Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, NY -- Following New York's April flooding, John Watkins faced grim prospects. Watkins -- a resident of Kingston's Boice's Mobile Home Estates -- lost his mobile home to the flood. He was...
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Disaster recovery assistance from early April flooding in New York has reached more than $22 million, according to state and federal officials. In all, 3,415 New Yorkers registered...
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to town highways damaged when Tropical Depression Ivan pounded Sullivan County during September, 2004, have been designed to make the roads better able to absorb severe...
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repair of a section of a stream bank in the Town of Vestal, Broome County, damaged by Tropical Depression Ivan last fall, included special measures that have proved successful in...
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $5 million in disaster aid to the State of New York to help fund recovery efforts in several New York counties...
Monday, July 18, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to a section of highway in the Town of Hurley, Ulster County, damaged by severe storms and flooding last fall, were performed to higher standards that will help protect the...
Monday, July 18, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A perennial problem in a rural hamlet in Delaware County worsened dangerously in 1996 when severe storms and flooding overwhelmed a creek and diverted its flow into the hamlet of...
Monday, July 18, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Residents of West Sand Lake avoided flood damage in April thanks to steps taken by their volunteer fire service following a freak autumn blizzard more than 15 years ago. Rensselaer...
Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $1.5 million in disaster aid to the State of New York to help fund recovery efforts in several New York counties and...
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, NY -- Disaster recovery assistance from early April flooding in New York has reached more than $12 million, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. Since President Bush...
Monday, June 27, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The six Disaster Recovery Centers established between May 2 and June 18 helped 1,316 New Yorkers begin recovering from early April’s storms and floods that left thousands with damaged...
Friday, June 24, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Customers at several building supply stores in presidentially-declared New York disaster areas came away with more than repair materials. They also received information that may help...
Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Delaware, Sullivan and Orange County communities in the Delaware River watershed will soon have a powerful new tool to assess their flood risk, Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 00:00
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Perennial flood damage to a section of Washout Road in the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, has been overcome thanks to a federal-state policy goal that provides extra funding...

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