New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1857)

Incident period: August 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 1, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 16, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- State and federal disaster assistance to help western New Yorkers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties recover from the Aug. 8-10 storms and flooding is more than $6.2 million. The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), partners in the state's disaster recovery, provide the following summary of assistance as of Oct. 15:
October 10, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reaching out to all Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie county residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of Aug. 8-10, reminding them they have until Nov. 3, 2009 to register for disaster assistance. "We know many parts of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties were affected by the storm," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jaime E. Forero. "Everyone who suffered losses in the three- county area should register as soon as possible before the deadline."
October 9, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- State and federal disaster assistance to help western New Yorkers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties recover from the Aug. 8-10 storms and flooding is nearly $6 million. The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), partners in the state's disaster recovery, provide the following summary of assistance as of Oct. 8:
October 9, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Gowanda and Silver Creek will remain open on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 12 to serve every resident of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie Counties affected by the Aug. 8-10 storms and flooding, state and federal disaster recovery officials said today.
October 8, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Disaster recovery officials continue to urge anyone affected by the Aug. 8 - 10 storms and flooding in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua or Erie counties to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- even those who are receiving insurance settlements. "The only way to receive the disaster assistance to which you may be entitled is to register," said State Coordinating Officer John R. Gibb, who is also the director of the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).
October 7, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Flood survivors in three western New York counties, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie, are recovering after the Aug. 8-10, 2009 storms and flooding with the help of more than $1.6 million in low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) so far. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair/replace real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair/replace personal property. Interest rates for residents are as low as 2.750% with terms as long as 30 years.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New York, FEMA-1857-DR (PDF 23KB)
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