Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal officials have rejected a southern Vermont town's request for a reimbursement of millions of dollars spent repairing damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to approve financial assistance for the wildfire in Sullivan and Ulster Counties that has been burning since Sunday.

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Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

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A New York congressman is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fend off layoffs of a dozen firefighters in a Hudson Valley city.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has written to FEMA asking for expedited approval of a grant application from the Newburgh Fire Department. The money would come from the Firefighters Grant Program known as SAFER, or the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. Maloney says that without approval of the grant, the fire department will have to lay off 12 firefighters at the end of the year.

Sandy-Damaged Park Gets Funding Help

Jan 28, 2015
Courtesy of Westchester County

New York’s two U.S. senators have announced federal funding to help a Westchester County park recover from Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA Grant Heads To Westchester For Sandy Costs

Jan 21, 2015

Westchester County is being reimbursed for some of the cost of removing debris from Hurricane Sandy.

Westchester County will receive a more than $1.1 million Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement Westchester County taxpayers for the removal of debris caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says the reimbursement is for removing downed trees, uprooted tree stumps, and other debris from public property in and along roads, parks, and rights-of-way throughout the county.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an extension to the deadline to seek a federal disaster declaration for last month's snow storm that caused more than 130,000 power outages.

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Westchester County is looking for community input on disaster preparedness.

Funding Is Headed To Repair Flood-Prone Bridges In NY

Oct 24, 2014
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Elected officials have announced federal funding to upgrade and repair flood-prone bridges in a number of Hudson Valley counties.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is seeking a federal disaster declaration for assistance with repairs to roads and other public infrastructure that were damaged during last month's storm in Windsor and Windham counties.

FEMA Money Will Strengthen 20 NY Bridges

Aug 23, 2014
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Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced federal funding headed New York’s way to strengthen 20 bridges.

Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness

Dec 16, 2013

Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release two reports on how the state can better prepare itself for floods and other disasters.

Joined by the Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, the officials are gathering at 11 a.m. Monday at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters in Waterbury to release the reports.

The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.

Vermont Emergency Management officials say the federal government has approved the state's new hazard mitigation plan.

Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes

Nov 15, 2013
U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warns big increases in the national flood insurance premiums are expected.

Schumer says he's supporting a measure to delay the spike until the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes its national study which includes considering affordability.

Schumer told reporters Thursday he hopes to freeze premiums for the time the study is being done for Congress. That could take years.

Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public DomainSoldiers remove tons of debris as part of cleanup efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 2011 Photo by United States Army Staff Sgt. Jim GreenhillEdit | Remove

The state of Vermont is asking the federal government for $10 million to help pay for 35 flood mitigation projects from Tropical Storm Irene and other storms of 2011.

Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency

Sep 3, 2013
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.

The cost of repairs to the city's waste water treatment plant is estimated at $1.5 million, and bills continue to come in from contractors hired for those repairs.

Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid

Jul 30, 2013
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

More than $2 million in Superstorm Sandy aid is headed for Westchester County.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency operations in the state say they've never seen such a series of flash flooding events as have hit the state in recent weeks.

The state of Vermont is planning to help communities in Chittenden, Lamoille and Essex counties hit by severe storms apply for federal assistance to help pay for repairs.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed the capital budget bill at the Waterbury state office complex that was made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

Newfane officials are planning to meet with representatives of Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Natural Resources to get advice before issuing contracts to replace two bridges that were destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to buy out 90 properties across Vermont that were damaged by 2011 flooding, most from the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

FEMA Sandy Disaster-Aid Deadline is Extended

Feb 27, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the deadline for FEMA disaster assistance for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended.

House Okays Sandy Aid for Houses of Worship

Feb 14, 2013
U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.