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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

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

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

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