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

September 24, 2009
News Release
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- State and federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties affected by the August 8-10, 2009 severe storms and flooding. However, those payments come with some words of advice from disaster officials: Be cautious, use them wisely.
September 23, 2009
News Release
Cheektowaga, N.Y.  -- Residents of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties affected by the August 8-10 storms and flooding are urged not to make assumptions about their disaster assistance needs or whether they qualify for aid.
September 18, 2009
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to reach out to homeowners, renters and business owners in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties, sharing mitigation information and successful techniques to help reduce damage and losses from future disasters.
September 17, 2009
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- As the Disaster Recovery Center at the Cattaraugus Territory Fire Hall in Irving prepares to close, disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) remind everyone that help is always just a phone call or mouse click away. The center, located at 12879 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081, remains open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., until close of business today, Sept. 17.
September 16, 2009
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Officials with the New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB), New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are joining together to warn residents of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties affected by the August 8-10 torrential storms and flooding, to be on the ALERT for solicitors who want you to pay for processing FEMA grant applications. Authorities note:
September 16, 2009
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open in Gowanda to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage and losses from the August 8-10 storms and flooding in western New York. The center is located at the: Gowanda Fire Hall230 Aldrich St.Gowanda, NY 14070

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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