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. – 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:
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. -- Four additional state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Saturday, September 10 in Montgomery, Nassau, Rockland and Suffolk counties to assist individuals, households and businesses damaged by Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding, federal and state emergency management officials said Friday. This brings to 13 the number of centers that are open and operating. The new DRC locations are shaded:
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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  • New York, FEMA-4020-DR (PDF 21KB)
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