New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee (DR-4031)

Incident period: September 7, 2011 to September 11, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 13, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 14, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. - State and federal officials have announced that another county is now eligible to receive disaster assistance designed to help affected local governments recover from the effects of recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee. Public Assistance (PA) is now available in Montgomery County. FEMA’s public assistance program reimburses local governments, state agencies, and certain private non-profits for 75 percent of the approved costs. Work may include the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities including:
October 13, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – “Hazard Mitigation” might be an inelegant term, but it works. Just ask the folks at Binghamton’s Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. A floodwall, built with hazard mitigation funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency  and New York State protected this vital property from flood waters that devastated other parts of the city, even as rising water from the Susquehanna River engulfed the hospital’s parking lot during Tropical Storm Lee. City officials estimated that as many as 2,000 buildings suffered storm flood damage.
October 12, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in a Broome County store this week. They are at Lowe’s, 1318 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. The hours areFriday, Oct. 14 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mitigation experts will provide information on:
October 11, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open for three days in two New York counties on Friday, October 14, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Lee, state and federal officials said today. Each MDRC will be open through Sunday, Oct. 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In Chenango County, the center will be at Mimi’s parking lot in the Town of Greene, 7 North Chenango Street; in Broome County, it will be in Windsor at the Fire Department, 4 Academy Street.
October 11, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open for three days in Ulster County on Thursday, October 13, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, state and federal officials said today. The MDRC will be located at Provident Bank, 70 Canal Street, in Ellenville through Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 11, 2011
News Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Oneida County on Thursday, October 13. The center will be at the Fire Department, 171 Oriskany Boulevard, in Whitesboro. The DRC will assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Lee and the subsequent flooding, according to state and federal officials. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, through Thursday, October 27.

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