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 15, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Federal and state emergency management officials announced today that three mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will open for three days, beginning Friday, September 16, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene.
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.
September 15, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, NY- State and federal officials have announced that three additional counties are now eligible to receive disaster assistance designed to help affected individuals and local governments recover from the effects of the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.
September 14, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center will open on Thursday, September 15, in Albany County 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 16 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC location is in bold: Albany CountyCornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
September 14, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York residents in disaster-declared localities, whose wells or septic systems were damaged as a result of the late August flooding, may be eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete necessary repairs. Homeowners in declared areas may be eligible for grant funding to pump septic tanks, perform required repairs or replace the system as needed. Damaged private wells that are the sole source of water for the home also may be repaired or decontaminated.
September 13, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Winter is coming. Was your furnace affected by the flood waters? State and Federal officials urge those affected by the late August floods and storms to make sure their furnaces are ready for winter. By registering for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flood victims can take the first step in recovery.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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