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Recovery discovery

Representatives of many agencies and relief organizations will be present Wed., Nov. 16 from 6 to 9  p.m. at the Arkville Fire Hall to answer your questions or take your applications for assistance. Come any time between 6 and 9 p.m. Call the MARK Project at 586-3500 for more information.

Appealing a FEMA rejection of your claim

Any FEMA decision can be appealed, in any category of FEMA and ONA (other needs assistance). Decision letters from FEMA will have a date and a reason for the decision. Do not assume that the reason listed tells the whole story. Further information and clarification from FEMA Helpline (800) 621-3362 may be needed. Applicants can … Continue reading

Main and Bridge Streets are open

Traffic flow has been restored to Margaretville’s Main and Bridge Streets (NYS Route 30), which have been closed since the flood of August 28. The streets were opened to through traffic Friday. Drivers are urged to use caution however, as building reconstruction activity in the area has resulted in some congestion.

Got flood questions?

Congressman Chris Gibson will be at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, between Margaretville and Arkville, Monday, November 7 from approximately Noon to 1 pm to answer any flood related questions you may have or provide some assistance if needed.

Running for relief

Program Planning Students from SUNY Delhi are creating a Fund Raising event to help the Flood Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.  The event is called Running for Relief.  Both runners and walkers are welcome.  The date is November 19, 2011.  Registration and packet Pick-up begin at 8:00 AM in the lower lobby of … Continue reading

Clean up and rebuilding advice

FEMA mitigation experts will be at Lowe’s, 901 Frank Scottile Blvd., Kingston, (12401) Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mitigation experts will provide information on: Cleaning mold and mildew; Elevating electrical services and appliances; Installing sewer backflow valves; Removing and replacing drywall and insulation; Channeling water away from foundations; Repairing … Continue reading

Correction: FEMA Q and A — WIOX, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.

John Hind of FEMA will the guest on Catskills Digest at 9am Thursday on WIOX,  Roxbury Community Radio (91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org) He will be going through the application process, discussing the extension and answering questions, according to program co-host Peg Ellsworth.

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