I am reaching out with an update for households that have experienced damage due to Hurricane Ida. Earlier today, President Joe Biden approved Governor Kathy Hochul’s expedited Major Disaster Declaration that will provide federal financial relief for local governments and deliver assistance for eligible New Yorkers recovering from the flooding damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
Westchester and Bronx counties will receive funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal and repairs to public buildings and infrastructure, as well as direct support for individuals and homeowners. Eligible New Yorkers can receive funds for uninsured or under-insured disaster-caused expenses, such as repair or replacement of personal property or funds for moving and storage, or medical, dental, and child care.
The link to apply for FEMA financial assistance can be found here: www.disasterassistance.gov.
You will need the following to complete your FEMA claim:
*Note: You must provide an email address if you want to review your registration status online. If you do not provide an email address, you will be required to contact FEMA for any updates to your registration.
When preparing to file a claim, please make sure you have photos and videos of property damage including:
If you need assistance filing a FEMA claim, please contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 718-822-2049.
The link to file a claim is www.disasterassistance.gov.
In addition to FEMA financial assistance, below are immediate resources for those living in Westchester and Bronx counties.
The DFS Mobile Command Center (MCC) will operate at selected locations in the State of Emergency counties affected by Ida. The MCC is staffed by DFS personnel and can provide residents and business owners impacted by the storm with insurance information regarding policy coverage for losses and suggestions on how to document their losses and safeguard their property. Appointments are not necessary. If you are not able to visit the MCC in person, call the DFS Disaster Hotline at (800) 339-1759, daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. for help with banking, insurance and claim issues.
If you have any questions or need assistance filing a FEMA claim please contact my office at email@example.com or by calling our office at 718-822-2049.
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi