Ida Recovery Updates

As of Monday, September 6th, President Biden approved the request from Governor Kathy Hochul for financial relief for local governments and New Yorkers. Under this request, the Town of Mamaroneck and individual residents may qualify for public assistance from FEMA. Services to eligible residents include funds for housing assistance, crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, home repairs, and legal services. Residents may apply for the disaster aid in the following ways:

  1. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
  2. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  3. Download the FEMA APP on your smartphone.

Here you can find more information about aid for individuals and households. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, or low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Certain documents may be required, please visit this website before applying. 

Small businesses recovering from Ida damage may also qualify for disaster loan assistance from the Small Business Administration. For information, please visit this website or call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339).

If you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company and start documenting your damage before applying to FEMA. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but may be able to help where homeowners or flood insurance did not. If you have flood insurance, report your loss immediately to your insurance agent or carrier.

Please make sure you are carefully documenting all damage in writing and with photographs, receipts, and other documentation. 

If your residence has or is suspected of having mold, please see the link attached here, for helpful tips. 

Please view the link here for safety tips on reentering your home after a natural disaster.

If you need further information or assistance you may also call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 1:00 am EST.

Please see the below fact sheets for more information:

FEMA Individual Assistance Fact Sheet

FEMA Disaster Assistance Sequence of Delivery

FEMA List of Eligibility Fact Sheet

FEMA Start Your Recovery Process Flyer