New York Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornado (DR-1724)

Incident period: August 8, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 31, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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