FEMA http://wrvo.org en Disaster readiness program encourages communities to pool knowledge and experience http://wrvo.org/post/disaster-readiness-program-encourages-communities-pool-knowledge-and-experience <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service predicts 2014 will be a relatively tame hurricane season. But memories of hurricanes like Sandy and Irene, as well as tropical storm Lee, have led </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo to create the Citizen Preparedness Corps in hopes of training New Yorkers to be their own first responders.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:21:40 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 58492 at http://wrvo.org Disaster readiness program encourages communities to pool knowledge and experience Mohawk Valley homeowners to start receiving aid checks http://wrvo.org/post/mohawk-valley-homeowners-start-receiving-aid-checks <p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:55:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43390 at http://wrvo.org Mohawk Valley homeowners to start receiving aid checks Cuomo announces state aid for Mohawk Valley flood victims http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-announces-state-aid-mohawk-valley-flood-victims <p>New York state is stepping in where the federal government has not. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state would come up with $16 million for people affected by the recent floods that ravaged the Mohawk Valley and other parts of New York state.<br><br>Cuomo told local officials at Herkimer County Community College that the state will fill the gap using federal rules to offer cash from state coffers to flood victims.<br> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:55:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41253 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo announces state aid for Mohawk Valley flood victims Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-makes-plea-counties-damaged-floods <p>While declaring 12 counties disaster areas after recent rains ravaged parts of the Mohawk Valley and upstate New York, the federal government has denied individual disaster aid for people who lost property in the floods.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:17:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41147 at http://wrvo.org Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods Cuomo vows assistance for flood damaged counties http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-assistance-flood-damaged-counties <p>It's been more than a week since the first floods hit the Mohawk Valley region, causing millions of dollars in damage and prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare fifteen counties disaster areas.</p><p>Cuomo was in Herkimer County Sunday to talk about what assistance will be coming to the area following several rounds of flooding that severely damaged more than 150 homes.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:53:09 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40738 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows assistance for flood damaged counties The city of Syracuse urges FEMA to reconsider flood maps http://wrvo.org/post/city-syracuse-urges-fema-reconsider-flood-maps <p>The battle raging over federal flood maps in Central New York hits a deadline today. The city of Syracuse will file a challenge to <a href="http://www.ongov.net/planning/documents/map_floodplain_revisions_2012.pdf"><strong>maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency</strong></a> which, if approved, would drive up flood insurance costs dramatically for homeowners in some of the city&#39;s poorest neighborhoods.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:40:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18429 at http://wrvo.org The city of Syracuse urges FEMA to reconsider flood maps Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-fights-keep-flood-insurance-bills-skyrocketing <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined the fight to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing in one of Syracuse&#39;s poorest neighborhoods. The idea is to convince the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, that their latest maps are flawed.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:24:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18354 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing Audio: Gov. Cuomo talks transparency, other issues during stop in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/audio-gov-cuomo-talks-transparency-other-issues-during-stop-syracuse <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped in Syracuse Wednesday, fresh off the passage of the second straight on time budget under his administration. Cuomo called the $132.6 billion budget part of a series of actions that will transform New York State.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:52:07 +0000 Jason Smith & Ellen Abbott 17135 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand Predicts FEMA Infusion http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-predicts-fema-infusion <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><!--Session data--><input id="jsProxy" onclick="if(typeof(jsCall)=='function'){jsCall();}else{setTimeout('jsCall()',500);}" type="hidden" /><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(wrvo)</span></span> - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says a lot of senators were not there for Monday&#39;s failed effort to pass new funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist victims of natural disasters in New York and <leo_highlight id="leoHighlights_Underline_0" leohighlights_keywords="nationwide" leohighlights_ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:00:29 +0000 Joyce Gramza 6433 at http://wrvo.org