Community Events for Rochester, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls
President Bush Declares Western New
York a Major Disaster Area
On Tuesday October 24th, President Bush
declared Western New York a major
disaster area. This designation triggers
the release of federal funds to help
individuals and communities recover from
the severe October snowstorm. It is
imperative that individuals contact their
insurance company, keep all storm-related
receipts, and register with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to
determine their eligibility for federal
reimbursement. Individuals can register
with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or
by clicking here.
Rep. Slaughter and her staff stand ready
to assist Western New Yorkers navigate
the federal reimbursement process.
Click here for complete information on Federal Reimbursement.
The State Department is soliciting public comment on the proposal through December 18, 2006.
Click here To read the proposal in full.
Click here to submit your comment and have it passed along to the State Department.