Six Counties in 24th Congressional District receive FEMA Emergency Declaration

By WKTV News

NEW YORK - The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.

This assistance is for the counties of Albany, Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Delaware, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Tioga.

"I'm pleased to see FEMA's emergency declaration for six counties in the 24th Congressional District that suffered extensive damages from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee," U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna said. "The needs are real and this assistance will help our counties to start to repair and rebuild."

Hanna said those with questions on how to apply for assistance can call his offices or contact FEMA at:

Online: www.disasterassistance.gov/ or at FEMA's mobile website:

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