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New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1857)

Incident period: August 08, 2009 to August 10, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 01, 2009

News

November 16, 2009 - News Release

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- More than $45 million in federal disaster assistance is funding the recovery efforts in six western and central New York counties hit hard by the severe storms and flooding of Aug. 8 - 10. Nearly $4.4 million has been granted to individuals and households; disaster loans total more than $3.5 million, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

November 2, 2009 - News Release

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Two local resources have been organized to meet the needs of survivors of the Aug. 8-10 storms and flooding in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties.   Recovery of Chautauqua County (ROCC) and Recovery for Erie and Cattaraugus Counties Hope (REACH) have been formed to provide assistance that helps repair, replace, and rebuild those households whose needs are beyond the legal capacity of government assistance.

October 26, 2009 - News Release

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- There are only a few days left to register for the disaster assistance made available following the severe storms and flooding of August 8-10, recovery officials announced today. The deadline is Tuesday, November 3, for residents of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 927 $4,626,437.19 $4,297,309.99 $329,127.20
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:05 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $41,292,335.60 $5,447,400.92 $33,280,939.60
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New York, FEMA-1857-DR (PDF 23KB)