New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1650)

Incident period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 1, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 4, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to the Town of Kirkwood sewer station in Broome County , damaged during the June 2006 flooding, were designed to a higher standard and may be less vulnerable to future flooding. Thanks to a New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy, extra funding is provided to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure.
April 2, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to the Endicott High School building in Broome County, damaged during the June 2006 flooding, were designed to a higher standard and may be less vulnerable to future flooding. Thanks to a New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy, extra funding is provided to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure.
March 30, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to a section of Gulf Road in Rome, Oneida County, damaged during the June 2006 flooding were designed to a higher standard, and may be less vulnerable to future flooding. Thanks to a New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy, extra funding is provided to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure. Torrential rainfall in June washed out embankments above the road and caused a culvert under the road to fail resulting in widespread damage to the road.
March 29, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Regina Parker has been involved in public service work for years. “It’s just my background,” she said. She has been a city council member in Halfmoon, her hometown, for nine years, and she has done volunteer work. “When we had the floods in the Southern Tier, after all the news about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, I just wanted to get involved,” said Parker.
March 29, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to a storm water culvert under Pennsylvania Avenue in the Town of Catskill, Greene County, damaged during the June 2006 flooding were designed to a higher standard, and may be less vulnerable to future flooding. Thanks to a New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy, extra funding is provided to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure. June’s torrential rain washed away a 40-foot long by 16-foot wide by six-foot high aluminum culvert that carried water under Pennsylvania Avenue.
March 29, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to a bridge across Newton Creek in the Village of Bainbridge, Chenango County, damaged during the June 2006 flooding were designed to a higher standard, and may be less vulnerable to future flooding. Thanks to a New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy, extra funding is provided to mitigate against future damages to public infrastructure. June’s torrential rainfall washed away the creek’s east embankment at Bixby Street and compromised the bridge.

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