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 18, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), after first meeting with county emergency managers and local officials, are going door-to-door to make sure anyone affected by the April 2-4 storms and floods will get the federal and state assistance to which they are entitled.
May 18, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tele-registration hours have changed to Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. Homeowners, renters and business owners in declared counties who suffered loss or damage from the April 2-4 severe storms and floods are urged to register for federal and state assistance at the toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For those who may have a hearing or speech impairment, call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.
May 17, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Information on the status of disaster assistance for those who have already registered is just a phone call away. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) toll-free Helpline is available for those who have questions. Also, callers may update or check the status of their application for assistance from the severe storms and flooding of April 2-4. Helpline personnel are trained and able to answer most questions applicants have about assistance. If they can not answer a question, they will refer the caller to applicable agencies or organizations.
May 17, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Following the recent severe April storms and flooding, many residents who applied for disaster assistance found they were issued a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application although they were not business owners.
May 16, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Office officials continue response and recovery efforts for those affected by the severe storms and flooding of April 2-4.
May 13, 2005
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, May 16 in Delaware County. The Delaware County DRC will be located at the fire station in Downsville at 15166 State Highway 30. The DRC in Tioga County will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Even though a DRC closes, those affected by the disaster who still have questions about assistance or low-interest disaster loans can call the toll-free application line at 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585 and select the helpline option, or visit any DRC still open.

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