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. -- 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 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 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 -- In the days and weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors concerning recovery help. Disaster officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office advise the best way to avoid misinformation is to verify facts with a responsible source. Some common misconceptions concerning disaster assistance are: I have insurance, so there's no other help available to me.

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