Nov. 14, 2013 Ulster County is currently updating the All-County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The Plan is a coordination of strategies to help different municipalities become more resilient to several identifiable natural and man made hazards that could occur at any given time.It was our participation in the past that has made us eligible for a number of programs for funding prior to/ during / following disasters.
Most notably it gives us more strength when applying to FEMA for mitigation efforts.The Plan is being revised over the next few months and will be considered for re-adoption by our municipality upon completion over the coming months. Here is the link to the plan and progress.
Nov.8,2013 Was Your Home Storm Damaged? Do You Need Help? >>Home Rehab Grants Are Available
Sept. 16, 2013 – Warner Creek Photos – Completed project by Hubbell Brothers.
Clay bank stabilization and stream channel realignment. Step Pool Vane.
Stream Work in Chichester Begins
A stream project has recently begun to repair three sites on the Stony Clove Creek between the Silver Hollow Rd. bridge and Route 214 bridge in Chichester. These projects continue repairs to the Stony Clove in Chichester that began with a project completed in 2012 downstream of the Silver Hollow Rd. bridge. The connected projects are designed to stabilize heavily eroded areas through a combination of in-stream structures and streambank stabilization. This year’s project will address one of the larger sources of chronic turbidity in the Stony Clove Creek and the Ashokan Watershed.
July 16, 2013 – The Preliminary Flood Maps for the Town of Shandaken can be viewed through the Parcel Viewer available on the Ulster County website at the following link: http://gis.co.ulster.ny.us/
For Emergency Assistance During A Disaster:
Emergency: dial 911
Link> Shandaken Emergency Preparedness Flyer
Or go to your nearest Firehouse:
Phoenicia M.F. Whitney Hose Company – 58 Rt. 214 Phoenicia, NY 12464- Phone: (845) 688-7315
Shandaken/Allaben Hose Company – 7390 Rt. 28, Shandaken NY 12480 – Phone: (845) 688-7009
Mount Tremper, Onteora Hose Company – 24 Ingersol Rd. Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 – Phone: (845) 688-7158
Big Indian – Oliverea Hose Company – 8 Firehouse Road, Big Indian NY 12410 Phone:(845) 254-9962
Pine Hill Fire District – 265 Main St. Pine Hill, NY 12465 Phone: (845) 254-5244
If the need arises you will be directed from the Firehouse to a designated Shelter.
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For local updates: Ulster County Emergency Services Website
11/12/12 To All Town of Shandaken/Ulster Co. Residents from Emergency Management Coordinator- Art Snyder:
There are a number of resources available to you in your effort to recover from emergency situations. Below is a list of all the organizations and information that is available to assist you in mitigating further damages from future events.
JULY 23, 2012 – Joint Effort to Restore our streams – first of many projects to come! At no additional cost to our town. This work is being done off Silver Hollow Rd. in Chichester – Stony Clove Creek – Restoring retaining walls by clay bank. Thanks to: UC Soil & Water, Town of Shandaken, NYSDEP & Natural Resources Conservation Services!
July 18, 2012 – Link to : NYSEG Workshops to Help Non Residential Customers Apply for Emergency Economic Development Storm-Recovery Funds
NOTE: New York State Disaster Case Management Program is available to you if you were affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. The goal of this program is to connect you with services that may help you and your family. They can assist even if you were not eligible for FEMA or SBA assistance. Call them at 571-388-7347 or 571-388-7323.
Phoenicia Bridge St. Bridge Is OPEN!
Bridge was opened today! 5/25/12 – One month ahead of schedule. Our Heartfelt Thanks to Ulster County DPW & Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. (Photos of event can be seen on our Town of Shandaken Facebook Page!)
FEMA has extended registration until December 15th. To register, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, seven days a week until further notice. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 800-462-7585. Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone at m.fema.gov. Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”
Click to download an updated FEMA resource guide to assist you in the funding and processes for assistance:
SHARP – ROTARY- UPAC Flood Relief Funds
Thanks to the recent “Shelter from the Storm” benefit concerts at the UPAC and Levon Helm Studios, Managing Director of Production for Bardavon, Stephen LaMarca, recently presented the SHARP Committee and the Phoenicia Rotary Club with a generous donation of $35,000 to help with our ongoing efforts to provide assistance to residents affected by the floods brought on by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
The Rotary Club fund received $10,000 to be distributed in amounts up to $500.00 to assist with the cost of replacement of items and food as well as other needs associated with the floods.
SHARP received $25,000 to be distributed in amounts up to $2,500.00 to assist with home rehabilitation and other homeowner needs associated with the floods.
A quick and easy application for assistance for either fund can be downloaded from the Town of Shandaken web site and can also be picked up at the SHARP Office located at 98 Main Street in Phoenicia, Mon. through Thurs.
9a-4p. Call Buffy Kibe, Director of SHARP, at 688-5777 for more information about this or other relief funds available to residents.
Lost Work? – If you have lost employment or work due to Irene please click the link below to investigate whether you, or your employees are eligible for unemployment benefits through the NYS Department of Labor.
LOST HOMES: If your insurance company has designated your home a total loss and asked to have it demolished please contact Zoning Officer Rich Stokes @ (845) 688-7165 for a demo permit. There are a number of private contractors that can assist in the removal of home demolition materials. The Town will not pay for the equipment or labor for demolition, the Catskill Watershed Corporation, may have “Stream Debris Removal” funds available to assist you in this capacity, which will allow you to retain ownership of your property vs. a FEMA buyout where the property is to be forever publicly held. For more information contact CWC at (845) 586-1400 or at: http://www.cwconline.org/
INSURANCE ISSUES?: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his staff is setting up offices in the hardest-hit areas of New York to directly address concerns related to price gouging, insurance policies and delayed debt payments, among other issues. In Ulster County, representatives from the Attorney General’s Office will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28 in the county executive’s office at the County Office Building, 244 Fair St., Kingston. For more information, go to www.ag.ny.gov.
APPLIANCES LOST? : Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million Household Appliance Program. NYSERDA is offering grants to victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee through the New York Storm Relief Rebate Program. With funding from the American Recovery and Investment Act, the $8 million program will assist New Yorkers in the replacement of household appliances that were lost or damaged in the recent flooding. Click the link to download a pdf describing the availability and how to apply:
Ulster County Community Action: is helping the flood victims affected by Hurricane Irene. Please have your clients contact our office. The income guidelines are 125% Poverty Guidelines. They will assist the clients with: Providing emergency food, water, home cleaning supplies; Providing appliances to families whose appliances were damaged due to flooding or power outages; Providing temporary housing assistance to those who remain homeless due to the flooding and power outages. For more information please contact: UCCAC, 70 Lindsley Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-8750 Ext 105
Other Resources and Links
Resources and Links
New York State Office of Emergency Management – Mitigation Section: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/mitigation/
NewYork State Department of Environmental Conservation: http://www.dec.ny.gov/index.html
New York City Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/home/home.shtml
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Home Page: www.fema.gov
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Division: www.fema.gov/about/divisions/mitigation/mitigation.shtm
FEMA – Region II: http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/regionii.shtm
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Page: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/
Mitigation Planning Guidance Documents: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/guidance.shtm#3
Flood Insurance and Grant Programs
National Flood Insurance Program: www.fema.gov/business/nfip/index.shtm
FEMA Mitigation Grant Programs: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hma/index.shtm
Hazard Mitigation Planning Laws, Regulations and Guidance: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/guidance.shtm
FEMA Hazard Support: www.fema.gov/hazard/index.shtm
National Weather Service – National: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service Forecast Office – Binghamton, NY: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/bgm/