Governor Kathy Hochul has secured an Emergency Disaster Declaration and a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida and its unprecedented, historic rainfall. The counties covered by the declarations include: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Ida can utilize the following resources to help with clean-up and restoration efforts.
Find information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about disaster assistance, which consumers can apply for whether they have insurance or not.
Helping Communities and Homeowners Recover
$20M Available for Hudson Valley & Long Island
The $15.6 Million Repair and Reimbursement Program is available to non-profits to help homeowners make storm damage repairs and/or secure reimbursement for completed repairs. Families that earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income will be prioritized for eligibility and must demonstrate that their homes were damaged due to Ida.
The $4 Million Resilient Investments Program helps local governments with technical assistance and/or planning funds to implement community-resiliency projects that will enhance protections for both infrastructure and local housing stock in the event of future storms.
New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741 or Got5U to 741741 if you’re a college student. We’ve got time to talk.
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