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 2, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined with the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) to staff a Disaster Recovery Center in New City starting today. The center is located at the Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue in New City, 10956 and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The facility is staffed with FEMA, state agencies, disaster experts and SBA loan officers.
April 30, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- People who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from the April nor’easter and subsequent flooding. Disaster assistance is available to residents and businesses in Orange, Rockland or Westchester counties, which were declared a disaster area by President Bush. The aid is available to citizens, non-citizen nationals, and qualified aliens. Qualified aliens include those with legal permanent residence (shown by green cards). Their status will not be jeopardized by requesting disaster assistance.
April 30, 2007
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. -- Federal and state disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties has exceeded $1 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. A total of 2,621 households and businesses have applied for assistance so far.
April 24, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush’s major disaster declaration for New York. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
April 24, 2007
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 the state of New York to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms and inland and coastal flooding during the period of April 14-18, 2007.

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