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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New York

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HQ-21-228
Release Date:
October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred from Aug. 18-19, 2021.

Federal funding is available to the 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 the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred in Allegany, Cayuga, Cortland, Lewis, Oneida, Steuben, Tioga and Yates counties.

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

Lai Sun Yee has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last updated October 8, 2021