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September 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are meeting with survivors in New York State whose primary homes were damaged or destroyed by the flooding from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Inspectors are private contractors who wear official FEMA identification badges. Authorized inspectors will only confirm personal detailed information that the applicant has provided previously during the registration process. They will usually not approach a survivor without prior telephone contact. What to Expect:
September 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tioga County assisting individuals, households and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Lee and the subsequent flooding,will change its location on Monday, September 26. The new location is: Tioga CountyThe Church of the Nazarene3732 Waverly Road, Owego, NY 13827 Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.
September 23, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal and state emergency management officials announced today that three Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open for three days, beginning on Saturday, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Columbia, Putnam and Warren counties will be open from Saturday, September 24, through Monday, September 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. After Monday the mobile DRCs will be deployed to other locations, but will return to each county at a date yet to be determined. 
September 23, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Westchester County will close Monday, September 26, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Several DRCs remain open to serve the public. People who were unable to visit the Westchester facility closing Monday can seek information and guidance at those facilities that continue to operate throughout the area affected by Irene and Lee. Currently, most of these centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  
September 22, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers throughout New York State will be open six days a week from now on, according to state and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. The DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed Sundays. This change does not apply to “mobile” disaster recovery centers, which are typically open for three days at a time, often including Sundays.
September 19, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Five more state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open on Tuesday, September 20, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and the subsequent flooding, according to state and federal officials.
September 19, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State storm survivors who lost their home because of damages caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may be eligible to receive rental assistance, the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Residents should first apply by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621- 3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585. Multilingual assistance is available by phone. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, seven days a week until further notice.
September 19, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When Hurricane Irene tore into New York in late August, residents in declared counties became eligible for federal assistance. There are two easy ways to register with FEMA for assistance.
September 18, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center for Schoharie County will move its operations on Monday, September 19. The new location will be at the Cobleskill Fire Department, 610 East Main Street in Cobleskill. The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
September 18, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. - Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and who live or work in Herkimer County may now be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials announced today.

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