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

December 29, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- One week after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Broome and Chenango counties eligible for disaster assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses, more than $310,000 in housing assistance has been approved for 71 households. President Bush declared a major disaster declaration on December 12 for the severe storms and flooding that occurred in New York on November 16-17. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson said, “FEMA inspectors were in the area beginning December 26 to assess damages.”
December 28, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Community Relations (CR) teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are busy reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on November 16-17. Teams are canvassing neighborhoods in Broome and Chenango counties with important disaster recovery information and coordinating with county emergency managers. CR teams are encouraging those affected by the flood to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or for the hearing and speech impaired, call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
December 28, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced the New Year’s schedule for disaster recovery services. FEMA disaster registration lines will be open on Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day. The registration lines will be open again Tuesday, January 2 and resume the normal schedule of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
December 22, 2006
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal disaster assistance for Broome and Chenango counties has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the November 16-17 severe storms and flooding in New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for FEMA, said the additional assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal, state and local disaster specialists. “We are committed to helping every qualified individual, family and business,” Jackson said.
December 12, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of November 16-17, 2006.

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