New York Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1943)

Incident period: September 16, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 14, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 24, 2010
News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The onset of winter-like weather requires a resetting of the preparedness refresh button for millions of elderly Americans and those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities.  Extreme cold and harsh winter storms can dramatically increase the daily hardships and day to day survival challenges for this population. With temperatures dropping and snowflakes beginning to fall, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that now is the time to take a few easy steps to prepare for emergencies.
October 14, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New York. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
October 14, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on September 16, 2010.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New York, FEMA-1943-DR (PDF 18KB)
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