New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1589)

Incident period: April 2, 2005 to April 4, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 19, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 23, 2005
News Release
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 (FEMA) officials said today. “Following the Hurricane Ivan flooding that occurred last fall, we tasked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with conducting a $160,000 high water mark study along severely impacted streams,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of FEMA. “The USGS personnel are the recognized experts in performing this kind of study,” she said.
June 21, 2005
News Release
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 to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure.Heavy and continuous rainfall in the spring and summer of 2000 scoured, eroded and washed away banks of the Washout Creek, in turn causing damage to the adjacent Washout Road -- a common problem over the years.
June 20, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y.-- When disaster strikes, voluntary agencies often are the first to arrive on the scene and among the last to leave. Volunteer and non-profit agency response to spring floods in New York was no exception. The overall contribution of these agencies to recovery is immeasurable, federal and state disaster officials said today.
June 16, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Disaster recovery assistance from early April flooding in New York has reached more than $9.2 million, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. Since President Bush declared a major disaster declaration on April 19, at the request of New York Governor George E. Pataki, residents, business owners and government agencies in 21 New York counties have been made eligible to register for state and federal disaster recovery programs. Among the programs are: Aid to Individuals and Businesses
June 15, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials reminded residents and business owners in 11 counties who suffered losses in the April 2-4 storms to meet the June 20 deadline for applying for individual assistance. Applicants have until June 20 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligible counties include Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Orange, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga and Ulster.
June 13, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Only one week remains for individuals and business owners in the 11 New York counties designated for individual assistance to call and register for state and federal aid to help replace losses from the April 2-4 severe storms and flooding. The deadline to call and register for disaster assistance is June 20. The eligible counties include Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Orange, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga and Ulster.

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