disaster relief http://wamc.org en NY state plans for $1.7 billion in Sandy funds http://wamc.org/post/ny-state-plans-17-billion-sandy-funds <p>New York&nbsp;<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;"> Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a plan for the use of $1.7 billion in federal storm-damage funds.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Most of the <font color="red">money</font> is going to <font color="red">homeowners</font> and businesses hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. But some will be used for damage from the storms Irene and Lee.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:45:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59738 at http://wamc.org NY state plans for $1.7 billion in Sandy funds Flood buyouts for 646 upstate New York properties http://wamc.org/post/flood-buyouts-646-upstate-new-york-properties <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With New York officials now proposing to spend $400 million to buy and demolish downstate homes damaged by October's Superstorm Sandy, they say 646 buyout applications have been federally approved for $55 million in a buyout program for upstate properties damaged in 2011 by the back-to-back storms Irene and Lee. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:30:17 +0000 Associated Press 57334 at http://wamc.org Flood buyouts for 646 upstate New York properties Residents of four more Hudson Valley counties eligible for disaster aid http://wamc.org/post/residents-four-more-hudson-valley-counties-eligible-disaster-aid <p>Four more Hudson Valley counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sandy. The declaration now offers Individual Assistance to residents of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.</p><p>Rockland and Westchester counties were approved to receive the assistance days ago along with New York metropolitan area counties. Those two counties are also eligible for Public Assistance aid.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:40:27 +0000 Hank Gross 51898 at http://wamc.org Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro http://wamc.org/post/dutchess-county-executive-marc-molinaro <p>It’s been one year since Tropical Storm Irene came up the coast and into the northeast, leaving behind damage that most people and most communities had never witnessed before. One year later some the scars remain, but people have been slowly putting back their lives and towns. Dutchess County, in New York's Hudson Valley was hit hard by the wind, the rain and the flooding. Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields about how the county has fared one year later.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46490 at http://wamc.org