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November 13, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Free publications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to protect yourself and your property from flooding are a toll-free phone call or mouse-click away. FEMA publications provide helpful information about what to do before, during and after a flood in order to decrease the toll such disasters take on lives and property.
November 9, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $7.2 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the August 8 severe storm and flooding. The deadline to register is November 16, 2007. The following is a summary of activities as of close of business on November 8, 2007:
November 8, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The damage caused by flooding this past August 8 resulted in Brooklyn and Queens being designated official disaster areas. Are you prepared for the possibility of a flood coming into your home or business? With some relatively simple steps, you can protect your property and decrease the potential for destruction and expense. Making your building more resistant to flood damage, technically called mitigation, can help you withstand future flooding events. And flood insurance can help you recover after a flood.
November 6, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Only a few days remain for homeowners, renters, and business owners in Brooklyn and Queens who experienced damages from the August 8 storms and flooding to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Friday, November 16, is the last day to register for disaster assistance.
November 2, 2007
News Release
New York, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $6.6 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the August 8 severe storms and flooding. The deadline to register has been extended to November 16, 2007. The following is a summary of activities as of close of business on November 1, 2007: 3,596 households and business owners registered for assistance.
October 30, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Mobile Recovery Center staffed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) located in Jamaica, Queens is extending its hours of operation to include Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from the August 8 storm and flooding. The deadline to apply has been extended to November 16, 2007.
October 30, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from the August 8 storms and flooding have two weeks left to register for disaster recovery assistance. Friday, November 16 is the last day to register. "We don't want anyone with disaster damages to miss this opportunity for federal and state assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "The first step is to register and find out what you are eligible for."
October 26, 2007
News Release
New York, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $6.2 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the August 8 severe storms and flooding. The following is a summary of activities as of close of business on October 25, 2007: 3,389 households and business owners registered for assistance.
October 25, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A denial letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent to some Queens and Brooklyn homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered losses from the August 8 storms and flooding may not mean they are ineligible for assistance. "A denial may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding the applicant's disaster aid," said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson of FEMA. "Remember that this first letter may not be the last word."
October 24, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y.? -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to staff a Recovery Center in Rego Park, NY, for residents affected by the August 8 storms. The new center opens on Thursday, October 25. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and closed on weekends. The SBA-FEMA center is located at the Lost Battalion Hall in Queens, where FEMA staff and SBA customer service representatives are on hand to assist.? The address is 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374.

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