New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding (DR-1692)
Incident period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 24, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 16, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers recovering from the April nor'easter might be eligible for assistance through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - issued insurance policy and not be aware of it. FEMA's Group Flood Insurance Program (GFIP) provides flood insurance to applicants who receive a grant for financial assistance for personal property damage due to flooding.
June 15, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Within days of the disaster declaration that followed this year's rare April nor'easter, customers at the region's building supply stores began coming away with more than tools and repair materials. Some - more than 9,000 in all - took with them a variety of professional tips to protect themselves, their families, and homes from future flood-related damages.
June 14, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Registering for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the Internet is a popular option for New Yorkers. During the recovery period for the April nor'easter disaster, statistics show that more than 30 percent of the registrations were generated from the FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov. "The average online registration percentage per disaster is usually 15-16 percent," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson. "During this disaster, the online registrations actually doubled."
June 8, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who did not receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for items purchased in direct response to the April nor’easter may appeal the decision by simply providing the appropriate receipts.
June 5, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than $23 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages during the April 14-18 nor'easter, according to officials with the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To date, 7,679 New York households in the seven-county disaster area have registered for individual assistance (IA).
June 5, 2007
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Kind-hearted New Yorkers affected by the April nor'easter should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think it will keep the assistance from reaching their less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials assured New Yorkers that there is enough disaster assistance available for all who qualify.