The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.
News: New York Hurricane Irene
August 30, 2011
August 28, 2011
DESIGNATIONS AND TYPES OF ASSISTANCEThe Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding. This emergency declaration has been amended as indicated below in bold.This assistance is for the counties of Bronx, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Schoharie, Suffolk Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties. OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date after if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further evaluation. Note: This is an emergency declaration. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact FEMA's Legislative Affairs Division at (202) 646-4500 or FAX (202) 646-3600.
August 26, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to New York to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
August 26, 2011
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for New York. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: