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 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.
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. – 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 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 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.

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