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 4, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A Disaster Assistance Service Center will open in Flushing Wednesday, giving Queens residents affected by the flooding of Aug. 8th  an opportunity to talk to federal, state and city emergency management experts face-to-face.  The Disaster Assistance Service Center will be located at the Tzu Chi Foundation, 137-77 Northern Blvd. It will be open from 1pm - 7pm on Sept. 5th. Thereafter, the  hours are 11am - 7pm, Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.  Parking is available in the area and the subway stop is Flushing Main Street on the #7 line.
September 1, 2007
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With President Bush's disaster declaration for the borough of Queens, residents affected by the Aug. 8 flooding are now eligible for federal assistance.
August 31, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
August 31, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of New York to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms, flooding, and tornado on August 8, 2007. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush.  The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Queens County.

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