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

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 27, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to the Wells Road bridge that crosses Jimmy Creek in Hamilton 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 27, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to Old Barton Road in the Town of Barton , Tioga 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. The Susquehanna River flooded due to June's torrential rains and eroded about 490 feet of the riverbank below the road, washing away the road shoulder and right of way.
March 27, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to a storm water culvert on Spring Street Extension in Groton, Tompkins 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 eroded away a 55-foot wide by 250-foot long area on the hillside and destroyed the 100-foot long, 24-inch diameter, concrete culvert.
March 27, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to Mallet Hill Road in the Town of Stratford, Fulton 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 23, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to Bennett Street Park in the Village of McGraw, Cortland 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 rains pushed Trout Brook out of it banks and eroded a 350-foot by 35-foot section of the park, including about 100 feet of the park’s jogging trail.

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