Westchester County and the Town of Mount Pleasant issued a State of Emergency due to the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Ida. Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that the President approved a Major Disaster Declaration which includes Westchester County. This will help provide federal financial relief for local governments and New Yorkers impacted by flooding and supplies individual and public assistance to those recovering from the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Please click here for more information on this Major Disaster Declaration.
Residents may apply for financial assistance through FEMA's Disaster Declaration, please click here or call 1-800-621-3362 for more information. As a reminder, we would encourage residents to keep a detailed record of damage related to the storm, including pictures where possible.
Listed below are additional resources for residents:
- The New York State Department of Financial Service's Disaster & Flood Resource Center is available to help answer questions. Residents can also call 1-800-339-1759.
- Residents who need housing assistance should reach out to Westchester County's Department of Social Services and in emergency cases, residents can call 914-995-2099.
- Feeding Westchester can help residents by finding pantries or food assistance.
- If residents are still in need of pumping out basements/property, please call 914-742-2301 and we will partner with the County to arrange for additional assistance.
- Small businesses may qualify for disaster loan assistance from the Small Business Administration. Please click here or call 1-800-659-2955 for more information.