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 28, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Friday, September 30, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Lee and the subsequent flooding, according to state and federal officials. It is located at: Herkimer CountyWalmart, 103 North Caroline Street, Herkimer, NY 13350 It will operate Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 27, 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 Wednesday, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene. Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Greene, Orange and Washington counties will be open from Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. After Friday the mobile DRCs will be deployed to other locations, but will return to each county at a date yet to be determined.
September 27, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state residents facing legal issues arising out of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee can get free legal help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Legal Services program, FEMA officials announced today.
September 27, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N. Y. – Some New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying their disaster assistance application has been denied. “A denial letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding the applicant’s disaster aid.”
September 25, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Property owners and renters who suffered damage from storms and floods caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if they have insurance policies. "FEMA may be able to help you if you are underinsured or if your insurance policy does not cover some of your disaster-related expenses or losses" said Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. "So take the first step and apply with FEMA."
September 25, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y.  – New Yorkers who receive disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security benefits or other government benefit programs. Disaster assistance for temporary housing, home repair, to repair or replace personal property, or for other serious needs does not count as income and will not be taxed.

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