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Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 24, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. – Are your trees ready for a serious storm? With hurricane season upon us, now is the time to assess the structural health of your trees to prevent storm damage from falling trees and limbs.Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your trees in top shape. But if your trees have not received preventive care, or if you are concerned about the structural health of your trees, there are still some actions to take before a hurricane strikes.Here’s what you should look for when doing a tree inspection:
April 23, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Last year, more than 1,000 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries were caused by tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other types of severe weather. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proud to be promoting National Severe Weather Preparedness Week from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28.
March 20, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office contract set to expire tonight. The Sheriff's Office made an agreement with FEMA in December to use its officers as security guards for the staging area where FEMA Temporary Housing Units are being stored.
March 5, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. -- In the six months since Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee drenched the Empire state, survivors and communities have received more than $188 million in state and federal disaster assistance. This funding continues to help families and communities recover and rebuild.
November 17, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in two Westchester County home improvement stores this week to offer advice on ways to protect your home from future disasters. They will be at:Home Depot1 Saw Mill River RoadHawthorne, N.Y. 10532 from Friday, Nov. 18 to Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
November 15, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at “All the Trimmings Holiday Show” in Saratoga County this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to offer information on preparing for future disasters, flood insurance and rebuilding safer and stronger. FEMA staff will have a display booth at the “All the Trimmings Holiday Show,” from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Clifton Park Center, 22 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, N.Y. 12065.
November 10, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Circleville in Orange County on Tuesday, Nov. 15, for two days to serve those affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The center will be set up in Circleville Fire Station No. 1 at 2147 State Route 302. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. The DRC will close at 8 p.m. Nov. 16.
November 9, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer advice this week and next week on ways to protect your home from future disasters at a home improvement store in Columbia County. The FEMA experts will be at Lowe’s, 490 Fairview Ave., Hudson, N.Y. 12534 from Friday, Nov. 11 to Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will NOT be available on Thursday, Nov. 17. They return Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mitigation experts will provide information on:
November 9, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York residents are being encouraged by state and federal recovery officials to obtain any necessary building permits before starting new construction or repairs to property damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. “Getting building permits is necessary for those with homes or businesses damaged by the storms,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “Residents need to know that permits are based on local codes and ordinances enforced by the community.”