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

May 17, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- People who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible for disaster assistance for loss or damage from the April nor'easter and subsequent flooding. Disaster assistance is now available to residents and businesses in Albany, Dutchess and Richmond counties. The assistance is also available in Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties, which received the disaster declaration earlier. The aid is available to citizens, non-citizen nationals, qualified aliens and victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons. The status of qualified alien includes:
May 17, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Eastchester, New City and New Rochelle will convert to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at the end of the day, Tuesday, May 22. The Disaster Recovery Centers are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Tuesday, but will be closed Sunday. Once reopened as SBA loan outreach centers, their hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
May 17, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $12.3 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the April 14-18 nor'easter. To date, more than 6,501 New York households and businesses have applied for disaster assistance. Following is a summary of activities in the declared counties as of close of business Wednesday, May 16, 2007:
May 16, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- As part of the disaster recovery effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through an agreement with the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (ABA/YLD) is now providing free legal help for qualified individuals who suffered damages or losses from the April nor'easter. Anyone needing legal assistance may call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-488-0268 for more information.
May 16, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) have extended the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Richmond County to provide face-to-face assistance to those affected by the April 14-18 nor'easter. The DRC is open at 4434 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10312, from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will close this weekend only to allow a change of equipment, reopening Monday at noon at the same address and hours. The DRC will close May 25.
May 15, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with local home supply stores, offer outreach teams to assist people with mitigation and disaster assistance information. Teams will be at the following locations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday, May 21:Home Depot 2024 Palisades West Nyack, N.Y. 10994 Home Depot 450 Route 9 Fishkill, N.Y. 12524

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