New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1670)
Incident period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 12, 2006
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
January 25, 2007
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
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
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
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.
January 17, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal disaster aid for the November 16-17 flooding has topped $2 million, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today. On Tuesday, registrations from Broome and Chenango counties topped 1,000 -- 904 from Broome County and 115 from Chenango County. Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said, “The registration period runs until February 20; but the sooner those with damages register, the sooner we may be able to assist them.”
January 11, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The State of New York and federal recovery officials want to remind those affected by the November flooding to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if they have already registered with the American Red Cross, another voluntary agency, or have reported damage to county or local officials. Registering with other agencies does not register you with FEMA. The only way to get into the FEMA disaster assistance system and get the help you need is to call or register online.