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 11, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved nearly $8.8 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 5,630 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 Thursday, May 10, 2007:
May 11, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) have opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Orange County to provide face-to-face assistance to those affected by the April 14-18 nor'easter. The center is at Grace Community Baptist Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville, and will remain open through Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The DRC is closed Sunday.
May 11, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers "self-service" home repair information centers in several communities throughout the disaster-declared region. Flood victims can pick up a variety of publications about simple, low-cost repair and retrofitting solutions that may help reduce damage and loss should another flood occur. National Flood Insurance Program information also is available. The information is available at the locations listed below:
May 11, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The following information may be important for those registering for disaster assistance, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).
May 10, 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 following the April nor’easter. The teams will be on site until May 13, 2007. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until May 12, and 7 a.m. to Noon on May 13, at the following locations: Lowe’s 2171 Forest Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10303 Lowe’s 790 South Road Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
May 9, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been approved for Montgomery and Ulster counties. In Ulster County, disaster assistance for renters, homeowners, and businesses has been approved. In Montgomery County, disaster assistance for state and local government and certain private nonprofits has been approved.

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