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

February 13, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In anticipation of a severe winter storm for the Southern Tier and much of New York State , State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge travel trailer occupants to use caution. In coordination with county emergency managers, FEMA staff working out of the Binghamton Field Office are calling each of the occupants of the 64 travel trailers to make sure they are ready for the severe weather and to answer any questions.
December 29, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State of New York officials announced today that more than $227 million has been approved or obligated for assistance to families and individuals as well as public entities that suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding in late June and early July. The following is an update of recovery activities from FEMA and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) as of close of business Monday, December 18.
December 19, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The towns of Burlington and Decatur in Otsego County have restored their participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to disaster recovery officials today. “We welcome the towns of Burlington and Decatur back,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of FEMA. “and we commend the town fathers for this action.”
December 7, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- With the onset of winter weather, federal officials urge residents living in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) travel trailers to observe fire safety precautions. FEMA urges anyone in a travel trailer to use only the built-in heater. Occupants should not use kerosene heaters, kitchen stoves or ovens, or electric space heaters to heat their travel trailer.
December 6, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is supporting a Montgomery County flood recovery committee that has been formed in response to the severe storms and flooding in late June. Local flood recovery committees are composed of voluntary agencies, faith- and community-based organizations, local governments and other community leaders. Committees work to meet long-term needs unmet after individuals have received all eligible federal and state disaster assistance.
November 21, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Repairs to town highways in Delaware County damaged during spring flooding in 2005 were designed to a higher standard, making those roads better able to absorb flooding damage in the future. 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 result is that in spite of the severe storms and flooding in late June of this year, many roads that were repaired previously suffered significantly less damage.

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