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 10, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state, has amended the major disaster declaration for New York to include Public Assistance for Westchester County.
June 9, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Floods threaten more than homes. They can damage or destroy bridges, highways, public buildings, parks, and water treatment plants, not to mention leaving tons of debris or disrupting communications and emergency services.
June 9, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, NY -- Disaster recovery assistance in New York has reached more than $8.4 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 20 New York counties have been made eligible to register for state and federal disaster recovery programs. Among the programs are: Individual and Households Program
June 7, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Less than two weeks remain for those who have yet to register for state and federal disaster assistance, according to state and federal officials. “We will continue to process existing assistance registrations, but the deadline to call and register is Monday, June 20,” said Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson.
June 6, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Individuals in the hard hit disaster areas of Broome, Orange and Ulster counties may be missing out on much needed federal and state assistance because they have not yet returned the U.S. Small Business Association loan application. “Many people get the SBA loan application in the mail and aren’t sure how, or why, to fill it out, so they don’t,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson. “The needed monies to help an individual get back on his or her feet may be held up if that application isn’t returned, whether it is approved for a loan or not.”
June 4, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In the aftermath of the severe storms and flooding of April 2-4, those affected may find they need help with disaster-related legal issues. Free legal advice and referrals are available. Attorneys in the Young Lawyers Division of the New York State Bar Association, which is providing this assistance, volunteer their time and knowledge, offer advice on issues involving landlord/tenant problems, disaster-related contract matters, insurance, replacement of legal documents, counseling on mortgage foreclosure and a number of other concerns.

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