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

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.
September 24, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Disaster Assistance Service Centers in Bay Ridge, one of two assistance centers serving people in Brooklyn who suffered losses from storms August 8, will close Friday Sept. 28, 2007. Friday will be the last time applicants for Federal and State assistance can meet face-to-face with Federal, State, and City experts who staff the Bay Ridge assistance center.
September 20, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Unemployment benefits are available for Queens and Brooklyn people who lost their jobs because of storms in August who are not covered by regular State unemployment or are self-employed, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). Apply for the special benefits with the New York State Department of Labor, which administers the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, by calling 1-888-209-8124 Mondays or Tuesdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
September 20, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- October 30th is the last day for people in Queens and Brooklyn who suffered losses due to storms, flooding and tornadoes August 8th to register for Federal and State assistance, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). "Don't wait.  Register," said Marianne Jackson, FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer for the Queens-Brooklyn disaster, adding, "The sooner you apply, the sooner we can help you."
September 20, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Disaster Assistance Service Centers, where people in Queens and Brooklyn who suffered losses from storms August 8th meet face-to-face with Federal, State, and City experts, are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays (closed weekends). Locations of the Disaster Assistance Service Centers are 137-77 Northern Blvd., Flushing, Queens; 552 59th St., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; and 240 Division Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 
September 18, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Tax relief for New York taxpayers affected by the August 8th storms has been announced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for people in the declared disaster area in Queens and Brooklyn, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). Deadlines for affected taxpayers to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts falling on or after Aug. 8, 2007, and on or before Nov. 15, 2007, have been postponed to Nov. 15, 2007, the IRS said.

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