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

September 18, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State and federal officials remind those who were affected by the June floods that they only have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance. It is important that those who need to register for aid do so as soon as possible. The registration deadline for both federal aid and for the New York State Individual and Family Grant Program is Monday, October 2, 2006. Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the June floods need to make two phone calls for assistance:
September 15, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State and federal officials urge those affected by the June severe storms and floods to register for State and federal disaster assistance before the October 2, 2006 deadline. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loan applications also should be completed and returned by the registration deadline. To date, 13,378 individuals have registered for assistance with FEMA.
September 14, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the June severe storms and flooding have received more than $125 million in assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of New York. Below is a summary of assistance:
September 12, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials said today they will work with residents of FEMA travel trailers to assure they have a plan to move from those temporary living accommodations as quickly as possible before winter. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed 261 travel trailers on residential property while the homeowners complete repairs to their disaster-damaged homes after flooding ravaged the area in late June.
September 11, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Information on the status of disaster assistance and other needs is just a phone call away. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) and New York State’s toll-free helpline numbers are available for those who have questions once they have registered. Callers also may update or check the status of their application for assistance from the severe storms and flooding of late June.
September 8, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Following June's severe 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. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual disaster assistance covers basic needs only and will not normally compensate a flood victim for his or her entire loss. Some disaster aid does not have to be paid back, while other forms of help may come in the form of the SBA low-interest disaster loans.

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