News, Media & Events: New York


FEMA is seeking public comments on its updated Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications, and Standards (CBCSS) Policy through April 26 2024.

Join FEMA’s Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration (OB3I) for the April Business and Industry Call on April 30, 2024, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will showcase resilience tools for business organizations and communities to utilize when preparing for disaster emergencies and protecting assets throughout the year.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Yates County, New York. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
illustration of page of paper Press Release |
NEW YORK—An East Harlem public housing development is the recipient of a FEMA grant to make it more resilient to flooding threats. Clinton Houses will receive more than $8.3 million for a stormwater resiliency project funded through FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program’s FY21 funding cycle. The project aims to reduce the effects of extreme rainfall events in the low-income housing community.
illustration of page of paper Press Release |
ONTARIO CO, NY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is inviting Ontario County, NY residents to an Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance on November 9, 2023. Residents will be able to talk one-on-one with FEMA representatives, to learn more about their flood risk and to get information on potential changes to their flood insurance rates and requirements.
illustration of page of paper Press Release |