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 17, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – People who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from Hurricane Irene. Disaster assistance is available to residents and businesses in Albany, Bronx, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester counties, which were declared a disaster area by President Obama.
September 16, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and completing a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application are keys for many New Yorkers needing help in recovering from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. “The first step toward disaster recovery is registering with FEMA,” said State Coordinating Officer Andrew X. Feeney. “The next step is completing and returning the SBA loan application. Both businesses and disaster survivors are eligible for SBA loans.”
September 16, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Residents of counties hit by both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may be eligible for federal aid from both disasters but must register separately for each incident, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today.
September 16, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York residents facing the loss of homes, businesses or cherished possessions in the wake of Hurricane Irene may find themselves struggling to cope with the emotional impact of disaster. Local, state and federal officials are urging those survivors to be aware of the signs of emotional stress and to seek out help if they are feeling overwhelmed.
September 16, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Two additional state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Saturday, September 17, in Greene and Warren counties to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding, federal and state emergency management officials said today. This brings to 18 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC locations are in bold italic: Albany CountyCornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
September 15, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, NY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Office of Emergency Management (State OEM) are encouraging New York State residents affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to take extra safety precautions because of colder temperatures that are forecasted for the next few days.  Some areas of the state may see temperatures drop into the 30s at night, prompting Federal and State emergency management officials to remind residents to think safety first when combatting this first night of pre-autumn cold.

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