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April 12, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $19.1 million has been approved for assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, and public entities that suffered damage from the November 2006 storms and flooding, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).
April 11, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who receive disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or New York State will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security benefits or give up income-based benefit programs. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson said, "A state or federal grant to individuals does not add to their taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster."
March 1, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $6.89 million has been approved for families and individuals as well as public entities that suffered damage from the November storms and flooding, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). Here is an update of recovery activities from FEMA and SEMO as of close of business Wednesday, February 28. The approved dollar amounts will continue to rise as more applications are processed.
February 13, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Only one week remains for homeowners, renters and business owners in Broome and Chenango counties who had damage from the November 16 and 17 severe storms to register for disaster assistance. The deadline to call and register for disaster assistance is February 20.
February 7, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Southern Tier homeowners, renters and businesses in Broome and Chenango counties who sustained damage from the November severe storms and flooding have only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance. February 20 is the last day applications for individual assistance will be accepted. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property also must be submitted by that date.
January 30, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Even though the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have closed, those affected by the November severe storms and flooding can still receive assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the Artco Building , 222 Water Street , third floor, in Binghamton to continue to provide one-on-one assistance to qualified individuals and businesses. The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
January 25, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A disaster information Helpline is available to residents of Broome and Chenango counties who have already applied for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related to the November 16-17 severe storms and flooding in New York. The FEMA Helpline number is 1-800-621 FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.  The telephone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
January 24, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State and federal officials remind those who were affected by the November severe storms and flooding that they only have until Friday to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for assistance. Effective Friday, January 26, the two DRCs in the Binghamton area will close at 6 p.m. Hours of operation for the remainder of this week will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The DRCs are located at: Binghamton, Metro Center, 49 Court Street, and Town of Vestal, Vestal Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East.
January 23, 2007
News Release
ALBANY , N.Y. -- New Yorkers who receive disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or New York State will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security benefits or give up income-based benefit programs. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson said, ?A state or federal grant to individuals does not add to their taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster.?
January 18, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Effective Friday, January 26, the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the Binghamton area will close at 6 p.m., according to state and federal disaster recovery officials today. Also, the DRCs will not be open this Saturday, January 20, and effective Monday, January 22, the DRC hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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