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Flood Alert Workshops Scheduled for Community Officials, Insurance Agents and Public

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September 13, 2000
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Albany, NY -- Flood Alert, a series of mini-workshops has been scheduled for the week of Sept. 18-22 across New York State. The seminars are designed for building and code enforcement officials, insurance agents, insurance adjusters, building contractors, real estate professionals, floodplain managers, and all other interested citizens.

Community officials will be offered the opportunity to review community compliance issues while discussing the community role in floodplain management, especially making repairs after a flood.

While the schedule is meant to accommodate counties included in the disaster declaration signed by President Clinton on July 21, anyone from any county is welcome to attend any of the Flood Alert workshops. The schedule for the three-hour workshops is as follows:

Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery & Oneida counties

Date and time: Monday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.
Location: Mohawk Community College
PCA Auditorium
Floyd Avenue and Bell Road
Rome, NY

Madison, Onondaga & Oneida counties

Date and time: Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Location: Carousel Center Skydeck
9090 Carousel Center Drive
Syracuse, NY

Erie, Niagara & Orleans counties

Date and time: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m.
Location: Clarence Town Hall
One Town Place
Goodrich Road
Clarence, NY

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Livingston & Steuben counties

Date and time: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.
Location: Robert Livingston Community Center
188 West Main Street
Allegany, NY

Livingston, Steuben & Yates counties

Date and time: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Bath High School Cafeteria
25 Ellas Avenue
Bath, NY

Chenango, Otsego & Schoharie counties

Date and time: Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.
Location: Otego Town Hall
3526 Route 7
Otego, NY

Tioga & Tompkins counties

Date and time: Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Location: Town of Dryden Firehall
1 Neptune Drive
Dryden, NY

Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer & Schenectady counties

Date and time: Friday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Legislative Office Building
The Roosevelt Room
Hearing Room C, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY

Ninety percent of all disaster damage in the U.S. is due to flooding. However, not every Presidential disaster declaration includes assistance for homeowners and businesses. For example, the disaster declared by President Clinton on July 21 has been expanded to encompass 27 counties, but the amount of damage did not meet the standards established by the Stafford Act for assistance to individuals and businesses.

Even in disasters where assistance has been made available to homeowners, renters and businesses, the rebuilding and replacement costs to property owners have often far exceeded the amount of assistance money that ...

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January 3, 2018 - 13:02