September 8, 2011
A Resource for Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses
The New York State Disaster Assistance Handbook provides an overview of some of the issues that you may face and the resources that may be available to you as a result of disaster damage that has occurred. This handbook is for individuals, families, and small businesses in New York State.
The Handbook is designed to set out some of the issues you may need to consider, to help you understand the basics about each issue, and to point you in the right direction for help.
Much of the information in this handbook is general – you may need to contact federal, state, city or county officials, or local aid organizations, to obtain more specific information about issues in your particular area.
September 2, 2011
The Ready New York guides below offer tips and information designed to help New Yorkers prepare for all types of emergencies. Select the guides that are right for you and share them with your friends, family, and neighbors. Audio recordings of guides are also available to download or on tape. Contact Ready New York to receive a Ready New York guide on audio tape.
Take Pre-Screening Questionnaire - Take an anonymous questionnaire to obtain and apply for the most accurate list of disaster forms of assistance for which you may be eligible.
Apply for Assistance Immediately - Complete an online application, create an account, and apply for disaster assistance.
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