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 14, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A Disaster Assistance Service Center will open in Williamsburg at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, giving Brooklyn residents affected by flooding August 8th  an opportunity to talk face-to-face to federal, state and city emergency management experts, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). 
September 13, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Residents and businesses affected by August 8th storms in Queens and Brooklyn who possess legal permanent resident cards (often referred to as a "Green Card") are qualified aliens and are eligible to apply for state and federal assistance made available to residents of the area when it was declared a disaster area by the President.
September 13, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- More than $1.2 million in federal assistance has been approved for residents and businesses affected by the August 8th storms, said officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Services Office (SEMO). Recovery Summary as of Sept. 13, 2007:
September 11, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Brooklyn has been added to the presidential disaster declaration issued as a result of the severe storms and flooding of August 8, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Organization (SEMO) announced today. President Bush declared the borough of Queens a disaster area August. 31.
September 11, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A Disaster Assistance Service Center will open in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, giving Brooklyn residents and business owners opportunity to talk face-to-face with federal, state and city emergency management experts. The Disaster Assistance Service Center is located at 552 59th St., Bay Ridge, (Notre Dame Hall in Our Lady of Perpetual Help School).  It will be open from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, and thereafter from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).
September 6, 2007
News Release
FLUSHING, N.Y. -- As of Thursday morning, only 308 Queens' residents who suffered damages and losses from the severe storm and flooding of August 8th have applied for disaster assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).

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