Major Federal Disaster Declared for Nineteen New York Counties Hit by Irene

John J. Bonacic

August 31, 2011

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/