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

October 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Residents of Orange and Ulster counties hit by both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may be eligible for federal aid from both disasters but must register separately for each incident, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. Five counties in New York State are included in two separate federally declared disasters. Orange and Ulster counties were recently declared eligible for Individual Assistance (IA), after being hit by Tropical Storm Lee.  Earlier they were declared eligible for IA after being hit by Hurricane Irene.
October 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – One of the dire consequences of any disaster for many people is the loss of important documents. Often, such documents are needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state emergency services in order to process assistance applications for those who suffered losses or damage to their homes and belongings.
October 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Greene County operating at the Prattsville Town Hall and Windham Adventure Park will close Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The DRCs closing on Wednesday, Oct. 26 are located at Prattsville Town Hall, 14517 Route 23 Main Street, Prattsville, NY 12468 and Windham Adventure Park, 273 South Street (Country Route 12), Windham, NY 10953.
October 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Homes and businesses were not the only casualties of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Municipal entities face a massive -- and expensive -- workload. They were the first to respond to the rising waters and must now address the damage and tons of debris the flooding created. Public Assistance is a form of disaster aid that addresses the needs of municipal governments. Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Public Assistance benefits everyone -- neighborhoods, cities, counties, states and certain private nonprofit agencies.
October 24, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at the Miller Craft Fair in Ulster County this weekend to offer information on preparing for future disasters, flood insurance and rebuilding safer and stronger. FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Miller Craft Fair, 65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine, NY on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 19, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Disaster survivors with disabilities and others with access and functional needs are getting a little extra assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as they face the challenge of rebuilding their homes and lives in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

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