Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding

December 22, 2014
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of New York.Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:
December 22, 2014
News Release
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, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of November 17-26, 2014.
President Declares Disaster for New York State
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Release date: 
December 22, 2014
 
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, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of November 17-26, 2014.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding  in the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Orleans, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming.
In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Erie, Genesee, and Wyoming counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
William L. Vogel has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Vogel 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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