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 4, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico to continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Lee and be prepared for severe weather including severe rain, flooding and tornadoes.  Visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov to learn how to prepare for these and other hazards. 
September 3, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, NY -- Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Irene may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials announced today. "The DUA program extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster," Andrew X. Feeney, state coordinating officer, said. "It is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for state unemployment benefits."
September 2, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON - Under the leadership of President Obama, the administration is continuing to bring all of its resources to bear to support affected states and territories that were impacted by Hurricane Irene.  On Sunday, President Obama will travel to Paterson, N.J., to view damage from Hurricane Irene and be briefed on response and recovery efforts.   The President's trip follows earlier visits by Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serin
September 2, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Saturday to assist individuals, households and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday. The facilities will begin to serve the public officially at 8:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 3. Greene CountyPrattsville Town Hall49 Main StreetPrattsville, NY 12468 Schenectady CountyRotterdam Square Mall93 West Campbell RoadRotterdam, NY 12306
August 31, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
August 31, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of New York. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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