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 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:
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 11, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State renters who lost their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Irene's flooding may be eligible for assistance from the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Disaster aid is not limited to homeowners," said State Coordinating Officer Andrew X. Feeney. "Eligible New York State residents who sustained damages in this disaster can receive assistance thanks to state and federal rental support programs designed to help them get back on their feet."
September 9, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- State and federal officials announced that President Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee beginning on September 7, 2011 and continuing.
September 9, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – For people who suffered damages as a result of Hurricane Irene, the first step in seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to register, according to FEMA officials. “It’s easy to do,” said Albany-based Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr. “You can call our toll-free number, which is 800-621-3362. Or you can go online at DiasterAssistance.gov. You absolutely must register to begin the process.”

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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