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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Looking for a TERT training venue in the Southwestern portion of the state

If your agency is located in the Southwestern portion of the state and you'd be interested in hosting two days of TERT training in the Fall, please send an e-mail to New York State Deputy TERT Coordinator D. Jeremy DeMar, RPL, ENP a call at

President Declares Disaster for New York

President Declares Disaster for New York

Release date: July 12, 2013
Release Number: HQ-13-075
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 28 to July 4, 2013.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in Allegany, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Otsego, and Warren counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Regis Leo Phelan has been named as the Federal Coordinating