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FEMA-4129-DR-NY

Severe Storms and Flooding
Declaration Date: July 12, 2013
Incident Period: June 28 - July 4, 2013

FEMA-4111-DR-NY

Severe Winter Storms
Declaration Date: April 23, 2013
Incident Period: February 8-9, 2013

FEMA-4085-DR-NY

Hurricane Sandy
Declaration Date: October 30, 2012
Incident Period: October 27 - November 8, 2012

Erin Stanley will be the Disaster Assistance Officer for the five boroughs of New York City and New York State agencies.

Linda Moreno will remain the Disaster Assistance Officer for the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan.

Documents

FEMA-4031-DR-NY

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee
Declaration Date: September 13, 2011 (amended September 23, 2011)
Incident Period: September 7 - 11, 2011

FEMA-4020-DR-NY

Hurricane Irene
Declaration Date: August 31, 2011
Incident Period: August 26, 2011 - September 5, 2011

FEMA-1993-DR-NY

Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds
Declaration Date: June 10, 2011
Incident Period: April 26 - May 8, 2011

FEMA 1957-DR-NY

Declaration Date: February 18, 2011
Incident Period: December 26-27, 2010

FEMA 1943-DR-NY

Declaration Date: October 14, 2010
Incident Period: September 16, 2010

Publications

History of Declared Federal Emergencies and Disasters In New York State

For more information on federally declared disasters and emergencies in New York State, visit FEMA

Note: The following federally declared emergencies and disasters are in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent event. The number in parenthesis after the emergency or disaster event name is the federal declaration number assigned to the event.

Acronyms

DR - Major Disaster Declaration: The President can declare a Major Disaster Declaration for any natural catastrophe, including fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and explosions wherever the President believes that the incident has caused damage of such severity that it is beyond the combined capabilities of State and local governments to respond. This type of declaration provides a wide range of federal assistance programs for individuals and public infrastructure, including funds for both emergency and permanent work.

EM - Emergency Declaration: An Emergency Declaration can be declared for any occasion or instance when the President determines that federal assistance is needed. This type of declaration usually supplements State and local efforts in providing emergency services such as protecting lives, property, and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of catastrophe.

FSA - Fire Management Assistance: This type of assistance is available to State, local and tribal government for the mitigation, management and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. (Formerly Fire Suppression Assistance)

IA - Individual Assistance

PA - Public Assistance

Federal Declarations

FEMA 1899-DR-NY

Declaration Date: April 16, 2010
Incident Period: March 13-15, 2010

Severe Storms and Flooding (1869 DR)

Declaration Date: December 31, 2009
Incident Period: November 12-14, 2009

Severe Storms and Flooding (1857 DR)

Declaration Date: September 1, 2009
Incident Period: August 8-10, 2009

Severe Winter Storm (1827 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 4, 2009
  • Incident Period: December 11-31, 2008
  • PA only: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington

Severe Storms and Flooding (1710 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 2, 2007
  • Incident Period: June 19, 2007
  • PA only: Delaware, Sullivan, Ulster

April Nor'easter (1692 DR)

  • Declaration Date: May 3, 2007
  • Incident Period: April 14-18, 2007
  • IA and PA: Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Westchester
  • PA only: Columbia, Essex, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Suffolk, Ulster
  • IA only: Richmond

Lake Effect Snowstorms (3273 EM)

  • Declaration Date: February 23, 2007
  • Incident Period: February 2-12, 2007
  • PA only: Lewis, Oneida, Oswego

Severe Storms / Flooding (1670 DR)

  • Declaration Date: December 12, 2006
  • Incident Period: December 16 and 17, 2006
  • IA and PA: Broome, Chenango
  • PA only: Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Tioga

Severe Storms / Flooding (1665 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 24, 2006
  • Incident Period: October 12-25, 2006
  • IA and PA: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans

Severe Storms / Flooding (1650 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 1, 2006
  • Incident Period: June 26 - July 10, 2006
  • IA and PA: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster
  • PA only: Cortland, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Madison, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Tompkins, Westchester
  • IA only: Orange

Hurricane Katrina (3262 EM)

  • Declaration Date: September 30, 2005
  • Incident Period: September 5-30, 2005
  • PA only: Erie, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Onondaga, Orange, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester, Wyoming

Severe Rains / Floods (1589 DR)

  • Declaration Date: April 19, 2005
  • Incident Period: April 2-4, 2005
  • IA and PA: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Orange, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster
  • PA only: Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Greene, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Otsego, Putnam, Westchester
  • IA only: Schenectady

Tropical Depression (1565 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 1, 2004
  • Incident Period: September 16-24, 2004
  • IA and PA: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster
  • PA only: Schoharie, Steuben, Tioga

Severe Storms (1564 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 1, 2004
  • Incident Period: August 13 - September 16, 2004
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Orange, Orleans, Steuben, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren
  • PA only: Chautauqua, Columbia, Delaware
  • IA only: Madison, Oneida

Spring Storms (1534 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 3, 2004
  • Incident Period: May 13 - June 17, 2004
  • PA only: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Delaware, Erie, Hamilton, Herkimer, Ontario, Saratoga, Schoharie, Steuben, Ulster, Washington, Yates

Lake-Effect Storm (3195 EM)

  • Declaration Date: March 3, 2004
  • Incident Period: January 28-31, 2004
  • PA only (24 hours): Cayuga, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego

Summer Storms (1486 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 29, 2003
  • Incident Period: July 21 - August 11, 2003
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Livingston, Montgomery, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates
  • IA only: Greene, Rensselaer

Power Outage (3186 EM)

  • Declaration Date: August 23, 2003
  • Incident Period: August 14-16, 2003
  • PA only (for Category B): Albany, Allegany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates

Ice Storm (1467 DR)

  • Declaration Date: May 12, 2003
  • Incident Period: April 3-5, 2003
  • IA and PA: Cayuga, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne
  • PA only: Chenango, Livingston, Madison, Orleans, Otsego, Schenectady, Yates

Snowstorms (3184 EM)

  • Declaration Date: March 27, 2003
  • Incident Period: February 17-18, 2003
  • PA only (24 hours): Albany, Bronx, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Snowstorms (3173 EM)

  • Declaration Date: February 25, 2003
  • Incident Period: December 25, 2002 - January 3, 2003
  • PA only (24 hours): Albany, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster
  • 24 Hours (for December 2002 storm): Madison, Orange, Saratoga
  • 24 Hours (for January 2003 storm): Fulton, Tioga

Earthquake (1415 DR)

  • Declaration Date: May 16, 2002
  • Incident Period: April 2002
  • IA only: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, Washington

Snow Damage - Erie County (1404 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 1, 2002
  • Incident Period: December 24, 2001 - January 1, 2002
  • PA only: Erie

Christmas Eve Snows (3170 EM)

  • Declaration Date: December 31, 2001
  • Incident Period: December 24, 2001 - January 1, 2002
  • PA only (Category B): Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Wyoming

Fires and Explosions - World Trade Center (1391 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 11, 2001
  • Incident Period: September 11, 2001
  • IA and PA (all categories): Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
  • IA and PA (Category B): Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
  • PA only (Category B): statewide

Snowstorm (3157 EM)

  • Declaration Date: December 4, 2000
  • Incident Period: November 18-22, 2000
  • PA only: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie

West Nile Viral (3155 EM)

  • Declaration Date: October 11, 2000
  • Incident Period: May 22 - November 1, 2000
  • PA only: statewide

Storms and Flooding (1335 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 21, 2000
  • Incident Period: May 3 - August 12, 2000
  • PA only: Albany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chenango, Columbia, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Greene, Herkimer, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orleans, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Yates

Hurricane Floyd (1296 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 19, 1999
  • Incident Period: September 15-18, 1999
  • IA and PA: Albany, Essex, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester
  • PA only: Nassau, Schoharie, Suffolk, Warren
  • IA only: Dutchess, Rensselaer, Schenectady

West Point Fires (2269 FSA)

  • Declaration Date: August 9, 1999
  • Incident Period: July 5 - September 3, 1999
  • PA only: Orange

Winter Storm (3138 EM)

  • Declaration Date: March 10, 1999
  • Incident Period: March 3-6, 1999
  • PA only: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming

Snow Emergency (3136 EM)

  • Declaration Date: January 15, 1999
  • Incident Period: January 1-15, 1999
  • PA only: Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Orleans, St. Lawrence, Wayne, Wyoming

Labor Day Storm (1244 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 11, 1998
  • Incident Period: September 7, 1998
  • IA and PA: Cayuga, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Onondaga, Oneida, Wayne
  • PA only: Nassau, Ontario, Orleans

Flooding (1233 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 7, 1998
  • Incident Period: June 25 - July 10, 1998
  • IA and PA: Cattaraugus, Clinton, Erie, Essex, Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming
  • PA only: Allegany, Delaware, Franklin, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins
  • IA only: Monroe

Tornado (1222 DR)

  • Declaration Date: June 16, 1998
  • Incident Period: May 31-July 2, 1998
  • PA only: Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Wyoming

Ice Storm (1196 DR)

  • Declaration Date: January 10, 1998
  • Incident Period: January 5-17, 1998
  • IA and PA: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence
  • IA only: Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Saratoga

Storms and Flooding (1148 DR)

  • Declaration Date: December 9, 1996
  • Incident Period: November 8-15, 1996
  • IA and PA: Chemung, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins
  • PA only: Franklin, Lewis, Schoharie

Storms and Flooding (1146 DR)

  • Declaration Date: November 19, 1996
  • Incident Period: October 19-20, 1996
  • IA and PA: Suffolk
  • PA only: Westchester
  • IA only: Nassau, New York

Flooding of 1996 (1095 DR)

  • Declaration Date: January 24, 1996
  • Incident Period: January 19-30, 1996
  • IA and PA: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Madison, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster
  • PA only: Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Onondaga, Ontario, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Warren , Washington, Wyoming, Yates

Blizzard of 1996 (1083 DR)

  • Declaration Date: January 12, 1996
  • Incident Period: January 7-9, 1996
  • PA only: Albany, Bronx, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Sunrise Fire (2115 FSA)

  • Declaration Date: August 24, 1995
  • Incident Period: August 21, 1995
  • PA only: Suffolk

World Trade Center Bombing (0984 DR)

  • Declaration Date: April 2, 1993
  • PA only: Kings, New York, Queens

Blizzard of 1993 (3107 EM)

  • Declaration Date: March 17, 1993

December Storm (0974 DR)

  • Declaration Date: December 21, 1992
  • IA and PA: Nassau, New York, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester

Hurricane Bob (0918 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 16, 1991
  • PA only: Suffolk

Ice Storm (0898 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 21, 1991
  • PA only: Allegany, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Snowstorm (0801 DR)

  • Declaration Date: November 10, 1987
  • PA only: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Washington

Flooding - Eastern-Central NY (0792 DR)

  • Declaration Date: May 15, 1987
  • IA and PA: Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Schoharie, Ulster

Hurricane Gloria (0750 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 18, 1985
  • PA only: Nassau, Suffolk

Flooding - Buffalo , Niagara (0734 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 22, 1985
  • PA only: Erie, Niagara

Flooding - Northern NY (0733 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 21, 1985
  • PA only: Lewis, Oswego

Flooding - Western NY (0725 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 25, 1985
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Steuben, Yates

Flooding - Southeastern NY (0702 DR)

  • Declaration Date: April 17, 1984
  • IA and PA: Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester
  • PA only: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Sullivan, Ulster

Chemical Waste - Love Canal in Niagara Falls (3080 EM)

  • Declaration Date: May 21, 1980
  • PA: Niagara

Chemical Waste - Love Canal in Niagara Falls (3066 EM)

  • Declaration Date: August 7, 1978
  • PA: Niagara

Snow Storms - Western NY (0527 DR)

  • Declaration Date: February 5, 1977
  • Incident Period: January 27-29, 1977
  • IA and PA: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Snow Storms - Western NY (3027 EM)

  • Declaration Date: January 29, 1977
  • Incident Period: January 27-29, 1977
  • PA only: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Hurricane Belle (0520 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 30, 1976
  • Incident Period: August 9-10, 1976
  • IA and PA: Nassau, Rensselaer, Suffolk

Severe Storms and Flooding (0515 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 21, 1976
  • Incident Period: July 11-12, 1976
  • IA and PA: Broome, Herkimer, Oneida, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington

Flash Flooding (0512 DR)

  • Declaration Date: June 29, 1976
  • Incident Period: June 19-20, 1976
  • PA only: Chemung, Steuben

Ice Storm, Severe Storms and Flooding (0494 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 19, 1976
  • Incident Period: March 1-7, 1976
  • IA and PA: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming

Hurricane Eloise (0487 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 2, 1975
  • Incident Period: September 25-27, 1975
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Putnam, Queens, Rockland, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Westchester, Yates
  • IA only: Richmond

NYS Barge Canal Flooding (3004 EM)

  • Declaration Date: November 2, 1974
  • PA: statewide

Severe Storms and Flooding (0447 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 23, 1974
  • Incident Period: July 13, 1974
  • IA and PA: Herkimer, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego

Severe Storms and Flooding (0401 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 20, 1973
  • IA and PA: Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Rensselaer, Sullivan, Ulster

High Winds, Wave Action and Flooding (0367 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 21, 1973
  • IA and PA: Cayuga, Genesee, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Wayne

Tropical Storm Agnes (0338 DR)

  • Declaration Date: June 23, 1972
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Rockland, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates

Severe Storms and Flooding (0311 DR)

  • Declaration Date: September 13, 1971
  • PA only: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester

Heavy Rains and Flooding (0290 DR)

  • Declaration Date: July 22, 1970
  • PA only: Broome, Delaware, Schuyler, Tompkins

Heavy Rains and Flooding (0275 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 29, 1969
  • Incident Period: July 27-29, 1969
  • IA and PA: Sullivan

Severe Storms and Flooding (0233 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 30, 1967
  • Incident Period: September 27 - October 20
  • IA and PA: Allegany, Cattaraugus

Water Shortage (0204 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 18, 1965
  • IA and PA: Delaware, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Heavy Rains and Flooding (0158 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 23, 1963
  • Incident Period: July 29 - August 13
  • PA only: Erie

Severe Storm, High Tides and Flooding (0129 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 16, 1962
  • Incident Period: March 6-8, 1962
  • PA only: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk

Flood (0052 DR)

  • Declaration Date: March 29, 1956

Hurricanes Connie and Diane (0045 DR)

  • Declaration Date: August 22, 1955

Hurricanes Carol and Hazel (0026 DR)

  • Declaration Date: October 7, 1954

 

William R.
Davis Jr.

Director