President Declares Disaster for New York

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Release date: 
July 8, 2014
Release Number: 
HQ-14-048

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 13-22, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Livingston, Ontario, Otsego, Steuben, and Yates counties.  

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Steven S. Ward has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Ward said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 8, 2014 - 16:40
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