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

July 7, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that government entities in 19 counties are now eligible for disaster assistance to help pay for emergency response costs and repairs to damaged facilities as a result of the severe flooding that began on June 26. These counties are: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Schenectady, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, and Ulster. Eight of these had been approved earlier for emergency work only.
July 7, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- To better serve flood victims, Mobile Disaster Assistance Service Centers are currently open and more are being deployed to flood-affected counties throughout New York State. Federal and State officials are pleased to offer these disaster-recovery information centers on wheels as a convenient way for flood victims to meet face-to-face with recovery experts and register for disaster aid using the phones or computers on site at these units.
July 6, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- More than 3,200 flood victims have applied for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to New York State and federal officials.The county-by-county registrations are as follows:
July 5, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- Disaster-recovery officials who are helping people recover from the devastating floods that began on June 26 have some tips to speed disaster aid.
July 3, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Homeowners, renters, and business owners in 12 hard-hit upstate counties can now apply for disaster aid by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Those who are hearing and speech impaired may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.  Phone lines are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Flood victims may also register for disaster assistance online at www.fema.gov.
July 1, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding that began on June 26, 2006, and continuing.

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