MAJOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED FOR NINETEEN NEW YORK COUNTIES HIT BY IRENE

 

    The President has declared a major disaster in the following counties:

    Delaware
    Orange
    Sullivan
    Ulster
    Albany
    Clinton
    Dutchess
    Essex
    Greene
    Montgomery
    Nassau
    Rensselaer
    Rockland
    Saratoga
    Schenectady
    Schoharie
    Suffolk
    Warren
    Westchester

    This qualifies residents and businesses in these counties for direct federal assistance with basic necessities, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. For more information on the available programs please visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57534. To begin applying for assistance you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice.

    For those who live in counties not been listed above, additional counties could be added in the coming days. If you have damage to your property or an emergency situation, please report it to your county emergency management office. That will help increase the chances that your county could be added to the list of counties for which a major disaster can possibly be declared by President Obama. Their contact information is as follows:

    Delaware County
    Office of Emergency Services
    280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 3
    Delhi, NY 13753
    (607) 746-2000
    Website: http://www.dcdes.org/

    Orange County
    Department of Emergency Services
    22 Wells Farm Road
    Goshen, NY 10924
    (845) 615-0400
    Website: http://www.orangecountygov.com/content/1162/975/2095/default.aspx

    Sullivan County
    Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
    PO Box 5012
    Monticello, NY 12701
    (845) 583-7100
    Website: http://www.co.sullivan.ny.us/Default.aspx?TabId=3204

    Ulster County
    Emergency Management Office
    238 Golden Hill Lane
    Kingston, NY 12401
    (845) 338-1440
    Website: http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/emergencyservices/