New York Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1899)

Incident period: March 13, 2010 to March 31, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 16, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 29, 2010
News Release
Albany, N.Y. -- Bayville, located on the northernmost tip of Nassau County, escaped storm damage from the March nor’easter because of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) projects.  These were undertaken 12 years ago when a storm drainage system, leaching pits and a retaining wall project were constructed.  Hazard mitigation grants, which are administered by New York State, fund projects designed to reduce the likelihood of damage from floods and severe weather.
July 14, 2010
News Release
Albany, N.Y. -- Federal and state officials today announced that the incident period of the severe storms has been re-opened to cover the period from March 13 - March 31, 2010 and three additonal counties  -- Otsego, Schoharie, and Warren - have been added to the declaration.
July 8, 2010
News Release
Albany, N.Y.  -- This past March, Playland Amusement Park, a National Historic Landmark located in the City of Rye in Westchester County, was damaged by a Nor'easter that ripped through parts of New York State.
June 17, 2010
News Release
Albany, N.Y. -- As the days get longer and warmer, State and Federal emergency management officials warn that extreme heat can be very dangerous and in some instances even fatal, so it is important to be ready. When the air temperature or humidity rises above optimal range for comfort, evaporation is slowed and the body must work harder to maintain a normal temperature. Exposure to extreme heat can cause physical problems and may cause heat disorders or illnesses. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are most vulnerable to extreme heat.
June 14, 2010
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Over the past nine years, the Town of Cornwall has averted damage in flood prone areas by performing preventative work funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) oversees FEMA mitigation programs throughout the State.
June 11, 2010
News Release
Albany, N.Y. --By taking some common sense steps now, you can reduce damage to your home and property from high winds, flooding and fire, say state and federal emergency management officials. Some steps are fairly simple and inexpensive, while others may require a professional contractor. You can protect your home and possessions by taking the following actions:

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