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FEMA Extends Deadline to Dec. 15

At the request of New York state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer. Those affected by either storm now have until Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance. “We’ve extended the registration deadline for people … Continue reading

How To Appeal a FEMA Decision

Some individuals who registered for federal disaster assistance due to Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee may have been denied aid. An appeals process, however, can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all benefits for which they are legally eligible. “The recovery process doesn’t necessarily end with the initial determination,” said Federal Coordinating … Continue reading

Lecture/Workshop for Irene Victims

Margaretville Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley are pleased to announce a lecture/workshop to assist members of the communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Margaretville Central School gymnasium, led by Sr. Maureen Jerkowski, OSF, MSW, a social worker at … Continue reading

Benefit Concert Nov. 6, 1-5:30, at MCS

The day after Hurricane Irene ripped through Margaretville, Arkville and Fleischmanns, Rob Laing started thinking about how to bring people together. Laing’s band, Country Express, performs its rollicking style of country music across the Catskills, and Laing decided that the thing the community needed was a benefit concert. “I know so many folks in the stricken … Continue reading

How to replace documents lost in a disaster

One of the dire consequences of any disaster for many people is the loss of important documents. Often, such documents are needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state emergency services in order to process assistance applications for those who suffered losses or damage to their homes and belongings. “One thing we always … Continue reading

“Coping with Personal Trauma, Loss and Grief” — Oct. 26, Mountainside

Hurricane Irene and Beyond: Coping with Personal Trauma, Loss and Grief Presented by Thayer Case, LCSW Wednesday, Oct 26th 5:00 p.m. Mountainside Residential Care Center – Club Med Room 42158 State Highway 28, Margaretville N.Y. Light Supper Provided Every single person experiences different kinds of traumas in their lives. Loss of a loved one—a friend, parent, spouse … Continue reading

Shredded wood going to Sidney

Waste Recovery Enterprises (WRE)of Sidney is in the process of shredding tons of trees and brush piled at the flood debris collection site on Delaware County Route 38 (Arkville Cut-Off Road). The company won the job with its bid of $48,550. The County will be reimbursed by FEMA for this expense. The material is to … Continue reading

Mitigation info offered

FEMA Mitigation experts will be at the Home Depot, 1122 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and  at Lowe’s, 650 Route 299, Highland, the same days and hours. The mitigation experts will provide information on: Cleaning mold and mildew; Elevating electrical services and appliances; Installing … Continue reading

SBA loan application deadline nears

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are strongly urging New Yorkers who have applied for disaster aid to complete and return their SBA loan applications. To date, SBA has approved more than $43 million in low-interest disaster loans for New Yorkers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and … Continue reading

Oct. 31 deadline for registering with FEMA

New York State and federal officials remind those who were affected by Hurricane Irene that they have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible federal disaster assistance. It’s important that those who may need to register for aid do so as soon as possible. Registrations cannot be … Continue reading