The Federal Emergency Management Agency

Bloomberg suspends height restrictions on buildings following new flood elevation standards
News Queens Courier Staff 2/01/2013 at 11:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed an executive order ordering to suspend height restrictions on buildings so they can meet new flood elevation standards following Sandy. “We are beginning the process of updating our building code and zoning regulations so that new construction meets standards that reflect the best available data about flood [...]

FEMA approves $2 million to aid Queens
News Melissa Chan 10/06/2011 at 6:48PM

Federal aid is on the way for more than a thousand Queens homeowners who applied for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $2 million for Queens residents since the county qualified for federal aid last month. Queens was declared a disaster area, allowing individual residents, business owners and non-profits to [...]

FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
News Melissa Chan 9/29/2011 at 3:21PM

Queens homeowners who suffered damages as a direct result of last month’s Hurricane Irene may now qualify for federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the county a disaster area, allowing individual residents, business owners and non-profits to apply for reimbursement from necessary expenses and compensation from repairs. “We went out and performed [...]