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 13, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Federal, state and local officials are reminding residents affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee that as they clean up their homes and remove flood-damaged material, they need to be aware of potentially hazardous wastes and must dispose of them correctly.
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.
September 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York residents whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Irene are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, officials with the New York State Emergency Management Office (NYSEMO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The aftermath of a storm like Irene can bring out the best in disaster-affected communities, but such events can also attract opportunists and con artists. Homeowners can follow some simple steps to avoid being scammed. Be suspicious if a contractor:
September 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Emergency managers can say a lot in 140 characters. New York State Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency use social media tools Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  You can receive the latest disaster recovery updates and information on how to prepare for emergencies from the following social media sites: Twitter – www.twitter.com/NYSEMO
September 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – When Hurricane Irene tore into the East Coast in late August, residents in declared counties became eligible for federal assistance. Yet some people who suffered losses and damage in the wake of the disaster have failed to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). All they need to do is register with FEMA to get the process started. “There are many misconceptions about getting help,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr.  “Often people who would qualify for assistance miss out because they are mistaken or misinformed.”
September 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two additional state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Tuesday, September 13, in Orange and Suffolk 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 15 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC locations are shaded:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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