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

May 23, 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 Otsego County.
May 23, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When a gentleman of advanced years went to his local home supply store in Broome County to purchase items to repair his flood-damaged home, he didn’t know he would be leaving with information that would help him get a government grant. After New York received a federal disaster declaration for the April 2-4 severe storms and flooding, the State Emergency Management Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded in a number of ways to assist people affected by the disaster begin to recover.
May 20, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Home and property losses due to the recent storms and floods caused a number of difficulties for New Yorkers. For many, another problem surfaced when they lost their livelihood as well. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) can be of help in these cases.
May 20, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York residents and business owners in the eleven disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from the April 2-4 severe storms and floods have one month to apply for disaster assistance. June 20, 2005 is the last day registrations will be accepted for individual assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date.
May 20, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York residents affected by the April 2-4 storms and floods may be eligible for various forms of tax relief that could lessen some losses, federal and state recovery officials said today. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service permits those with casualty losses suffered as a result of the disaster to claim this year's losses on last year's return or amend last year's return if it is has already been mailed in. This can result in a quicker refund than is available if the losses are filed on returns for 2004.
May 19, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In the one month since the disaster declaration was issued on April 19, at the request of New York Governor George E. Pataki, $5,542,962 in individual and household assistance has been approved for distribution to applicants in eleven counties who suffered damages during the early April storms and flooding Individual and Households Program The Individual and Households Program includes housing assistance and Other Needs Assistance.

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