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 federal officials. In all, 3,421 New Yorkers registered for assistance. Total assistance to residents, business owners and government agencies stands at $34,901,446. The registration period has ended. Aid to Individuals and Businesses
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 registrants, only 542 said they had insurance for some of their losses,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne Jackson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That’s why state and federal recovery officials are encouraging all New Yorkers who live on or near a water source to buy flood insurance for structures and contents.
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.
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