New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1665)

Incident period: October 12, 2006 to October 25, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 24, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 21, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Eight-five (85) percent of the estimated 4.0 million cubic yards of debris left in the wake October's surprise storm has been removed, according to officials from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and local officials reported 3.4 million cubic yards of debris have been removed from Erie , Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties to date.
November 13, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) recovery activities as of close of business Sunday, November 12, 2006.
November 9, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Any New York resident affected by October’s severe storms and flooding who needs recovery assistance should complete the loan application sent by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – even if the individual does not want a loan, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 7, 2006
News Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Officials from the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $3.7 million has been approved to aid residents of Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties who suffered losses as a result of the October 12-13 severe storms and flooding. In the two weeks since President Bush’s disaster declaration of October 24, nearly 13,000 persons have called the FEMA toll-free registration number to seek help.
November 3, 2006
News Release
Buffalo, N.Y. -- The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Buffalo on Monday, November 6. 
November 2, 2006
News Release
Buffalo, N.Y. -- New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tonawanda on Friday, November 3 for residents of Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans counties who were affected by severe storms and flooding between October 12 and October 25, 2006.

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