New York Hurricane Irene (DR-4020)

Incident period: August 26, 2011 to September 5, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 31, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 30, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Federal and state emergency management officials announced today that three more Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open for three days, beginning on Sunday, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene. MDRCs in Dutchess, Rensselaer, and Ulster counties will be open from Sunday, October 2, through Tuesday, October 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. After Tuesday the mobile DRCs will be deployed to other venues, but will return to each county at a date yet to be determined. The new MDRC locations are:
September 30, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in three New York counties will close on October 4, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Facilities in Albany, Saratoga and Warren counties will end operations at the close of business on Tuesday, October 4. DRCs will close at the following locations: Albany CountyCornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
September 30, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in three county stores this week. They are answering questions and offering home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. They are at stores in Greene, Rensselaer and Schoharie counties:
September 29, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, NY – Valuable photographs and family heirlooms that have been damaged by flood waters can sometimes be saved if certain procedures are followed, say emergency managers and restoration experts. Photographs may be the only record of special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and graduations. Damaged photographs, for which there are no negatives, should receive attention first. It may not be possible to save photographs that have stuck together or become moldy.
September 29, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has initiated a program, in coordination with State and local governments, to provide Temporary Housing Units (THUs) to New York communities hard hit by Hurricane Irene. “Temporary housing units are for people who need a place to stay, with utilities, while they repair their damaged homes,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “Our goal is to help people repair their homes as quickly as possible. The temporary housing units meet short-term housing needs, while flood survivors make repairs.”
September 28, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in five New York counties will close soon, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Facilities in Essex, Nassau, Rensselaer, Suffolk and Ulster counties will end operations at the close of business on Saturday, October 1. DRCs will close at the following locations: Essex CountyMoriah Fire Station, 630 Tarbell Hill Road, Moriah, NY 12960

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New York, FEMA-4020-DR (PDF 21KB)
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