Tropical Storm IDA Recovery

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Residents and businesses can apply for federal financial aid through FEMA to cover flood damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Submit an application here  - Please make sure you are carefully documenting all damage in writing and with photographs, receipts, and other documentation. 

  • Disaster authorities recommend that you register for FEMA and SBA immediately. Other programs may open up in future, and registration provides you with access to future program information. 
  • If the adult(s) in the household are not eligible to file a FEMA claim because of citizenship status, an application can be filed if there is a minor child in the household who is a US citizen, with the adult as a co-applicant.
  • FEMA Centers are open in Mamaroneck and Yonkers from 8AM to 7PM daily until further notice. Learn more.

City Updates - September 24, 2021

Help Available for SNAP Recipients to Replace Food Lost During Hurricane Ida

 Assistance is available to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in New York City, Long Island and Westchester to replace food lost as a result of power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Additionally, residents of those communities will be able to temporarily use their SNAP benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods.

 The replacement SNAP benefits are limited to all of New York City and to Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, the areas most severely impacted by the flash flooding on September 1 caused by heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 

SNAP recipients whose food has spoiled as a result of flooding, power outages or other damage caused by the storm can receive replacement benefits up to the amount of their August SNAP benefits, including the SNAP emergency allotment, an additional benefit that has ensured SNAP recipients continue to receive the maximum monthly benefit during the pandemic.

Information on how New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Ida can meet their basic needs, including how to apply for SNAP, public assistance and emergency assistance, can be found at:

  • The normal sanitation schedule continues.  All waste, including yard waste, will be picked according to the usual schedule and disposal policies available at
  • City permits: The City will waive all electrical and plumbing permit fees for storm damage until Friday, November 5, 2021. Representatives from the Bureau of Buildings are continuing to visit impacted neighborhoods to evaluate conditions and provide information,
  • Visit the “Recycle Right” portal at for more information on how to dispose of all materials.

  • Download our info sheet here, available in English and Spanish.

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Recovery Resources

  • Webinar for eligible FEMA applicants: Thursday 9/23. The Office of Disaster Recovery at DHSES has scheduled virtual Applicant Briefings for 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 23, 2021, via WebEx.  The Applicant Briefings provide eligible applicants with the information needed to: (a) participate in the disaster as Public Assistance applicants; and, (b) submit for reimbursement for FEMA-eligible expenditures incurred as a result of Hurricane Ida. Register

    The Applicant Briefing will provide an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance program and procedures necessary for eligible entities to apply for participation in DR-4615 and ultimately get reimbursed for eligible expenses. The slide presentation and narrative will be posted on the DHSES Recovery Website at the following link:

  •  FEMA is hiring for immediate local positions in Mamaroneck and Yonkers to support its response to Hurricane Ida. Interested applicants can apply here:

  • General information from NYS
  • Tropical Storm Ida Resources from Westchester County
  • Clean up Safely- tips from CDC
  • Social Services:www.211hudsonvalley.org211
  • FEMA: or | 1-800-621-3362.
  • NYS Department of Financial Services: Disaster and Flood Resource  | Hotline 1-800-339-1759
  • County Department of Social Services (assistance with emergency housing): 914-995-2099 or in-person at the two Westchester FEMA centers: Grinton I. Will Library, 500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710 and the Mamaroneck Village Court, 169 Mount Pleasant Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543.
  • Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance | 1-800-659-2955  

FEMA Relief Funds Resources

  • Fact Sheet Individual Assistance
  • Fact Sheet Public Assistance Private Nonprofit Houses of Worship
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program             
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  • FEMA has approved Expanded Clean and Sanitize Assistance (CSA) for counties approved for Individual Assistance for Tropical Cyclone Ida: $300 one-time payment

    Per an August 13, 2021 amendment to the FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide, FEMA may provide a limited amount of financial assistance to applicants with disaster-caused real property damage that did not render the home uninhabitable. Clean and Sanitize Assistance (CSA) is intended to ensure minimal damage to the home is addressed in order to prevent additional losses and potential health and safety concerns.

    Conditions of Eligibility In addition to meeting general conditions of IA eligibility, applicants must meet the following conditions in order to receive CSA:

    • The pre-disaster primary residence is located in an area designated for Individual Assistance. 
    • Based on a FEMA inspection, the applicant has disaster damage recorded or, for renters, noted clean-up actions are needed or have been taken. 
    • The damage is not covered by the applicant’s insurance. 
    • FEMA determines the applicant’s disaster-damaged primary residence is safe to occupy. 
  • Limitations and Exclusions

    • CSA is limited to $300 per eligible household. 
    • CSA will be awarded as a one-time payment.
  • Phone Number for questions:
    There are no actions needed on the Applicants part as those who meet the above eligibility criteria will be automatically enrolled. Applicants with questions can contact the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.
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Cleanup Assistance

The Fuller Center for Housing is assisting residents with cleanups. If you need assistance, text Jim Killoran at 914-406-3357 or email To support the Fuller Center’s capacity as either a volunteer or financially, go to, call 914-636-8335, or drop off contractor bags, bleach, tools, gloves, masks and food to Fuller’s office at 659 Main Street in New Rochelle.