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

October 19, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved nearly $5.6 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. To date, 3,144 Queens and Brooklyn households and businesses have applied for disaster assistance. The following is a summary of activities as of close of business October 17, 2007:
October 16, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N. Y. -- New York City residents affected by the severe storm, flooding and tornado that struck the state on August 8 have until October 30, 2007, to register for disaster assistance programs triggered when President Bush declared Queens and Kings counties a major disaster area, at the request of Governor Spitzer.
October 15, 2007
News Release
New York, NY -- State and federal officials have approved nearly $5.2 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during the August 8th severe storms and flooding. To date, 2,849 Queens and Brooklyn households and businesses have applied for disaster assistance. The following is a summary of activities as of close of business October 11, 2007:
October 9, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $4.5 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 October 5, 2007:
October 9, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Effective today, October 9, the Mobile SBA-FEMA Recovery Center in Williamsburg will be housed at the Williamsburg Public Library with continued services to disaster victims. The office will be located in the library basement auditorium. The focus of the SBA-FEMA Recovery Center is to assist people filling out applications for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA and to learn more about their FEMA application. The office will be open to coincide with library hours, but will not be open on Saturday:
October 9, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A Mobile US Small Business Administration (SBA) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center will open in Jamaica, NY on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 to give residents and business owners a chance to talk face to face with SBA and FEMA disaster experts. These experts will help people fill out SBA applications for low-interest disaster loans and learn more about FEMA assistance.

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