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. – Community Relations (CR) teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to survivors affected by Hurricane Irene. Teams are knocking on doors to give and gather information. They are in the following counties: Albany, Bronx, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester.
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 12, 2011
News Release
Albany, NY- State and federal officials have announced that six 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 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – New Yorkers whose residences sustained water damage as a result of Hurricane Irene may now be confronting another threat to their homes and health -- mold. Mold can cause serious, long-term health problems. New York State recovery officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are urging disaster survivors to protect themselves by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-contaminated items.
September 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. - Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and who live or work in Columbia, Otsego, Putnam or Washington counties may now be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials announced today.
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:

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