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 5, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Recovery Centers will be open on Columbus Day, October 8, 2007. The purpose of the Recovery Centers is to help people fill out SBA applications for disaster loans and to learn more information about their application with FEMA. Disaster Recovery Centers are open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
October 1, 2007
News Release
New York, N.Y. -- It is common for mold problems to appear five to six weeks after a flood, but Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYCOEM) officials say you can take steps to combat mold growth and its potential to cause serious health problems and structural damage to homes.
October 1, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N. Y. -- Disaster Assistance Service Centers (DASCs) in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens will transition to SBA-FEMA Recovery Centers. The SBA-FEMA Recovery Centers will focus on helping people fill out applications for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA and learn more information about their application with FEMA. Tzu Chi Foundation 137-77 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY 11354 Monday-Friday 11 am-7 pm
September 28, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N. Y. -- Some New Yorkers who suffered losses in the August 8th tornado may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating their application for disaster assistance has been denied. "A denial letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson. "It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding the applicant's disaster aid."
September 28, 2007
News Release
New York, NY -- State and federal officials have approved nearly $4 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 Sept 27, 2007:
September 26, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Many residents who suffered damage from the August 8th severe storms, flooding and tornado have registered for federal disaster assistance and afterwards received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). So far, 1,844 SBA loan applications have been distributed in Kings and Queens Counties - but only 110 have been returned.

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