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 2, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mold problems often appear five to six weeks after a flood as evidenced by more than 545 individuals inquiring about mold clean-up at the state and federal disaster mitigation and home supply store outreach currently in Broome and Cortland counties. But steps can be taken to combat mold growth and its potential to cause serious health problems as well as structural damage to homes and businesses according to state and federal officials.
June 1, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Disaster recovery assistance in New York has reached more than $7.4 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 1, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Victims of April’s storms and floods who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should fill it out and return it even if they don’t want a loan, said state and federal disaster recovery officials.
June 1, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A mitigation project to protect a water supply pipe in Allegany County has likely paid for itself at least three times since it was completed. Severe storms and flooding in the spring of 2000 caused the rupture of a water main that crosses under Houghton Creek in the Town of Caneadea. The main carries water from the town's filtration plant to its water tower, supplying Houghton College and town residents. The president approved the use of federal disaster funds to help New York recover from the effects of the storms.
May 31, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Friday for New Yorkers whose jobs were affected by the April 2-4 storms and floods. Persons who live or work in the disaster-declared counties may be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. This special unemployment program is funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the New York State Department of Labor.
May 30, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Do you know if there is a flood threat near your home or business? If not, there is a new and simple way to find out. Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) www.floodsmart.gov Web site. “With a few simple mouse clicks,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of FEMA, “you can find if your property is at risk for flooding, find an insurance agent who sells flood insurance in your area and get an estimate of what the flood insurance policy may cost.”

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