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 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.
September 8, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will join with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to staff a Disaster Recovery Center in Oneonta starting Monday. The facility will open at noon in the Lowe’s parking lot at 5283 State Highway 23, Oneonta. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, until September 15. The facility will be staffed with FEMA specialists and SBA loan officers that can help with questions on disaster assistance, SBA loan interest disaster loans and ways to build back in more disaster-resistant ways.
September 1, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two months after President Bush declared the late-June severe storms and flooding in New York a National Disaster, families, individuals, and business owners who were adversely affected by the flooding have received more than $112.3 million in assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration, and the State of New York. Current statistics:
September 1, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal and State officials announced today that because of the convening of a new school year, the Disaster Assistance Service Center (DASC) in Broome County will have a new location effective Tuesday, September 5. The Disaster Assistance Service Center will be located at the Conklin Town Hall, 1071 Conklin Road.  Previously, it was located at the Susquehanna Valley High School at 1040 Conklin Road in Conklin.
September 1, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and Federal officials announced the Labor Day schedule for disaster recovery services. Disaster Assistance Service Centers will be closed on Monday, September 4. The centers are located at:
August 31, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When a woman recently visited her local home supply store to repair her flood-damaged home, the last thing she was thinking about was preparing for another flood. But after meeting with a team of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts, she learned that preparing for the future was more important than just repairing her home.

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