WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts struck by severe storms and flooding associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a nor’easter during the period of November 12-14, 2009.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a nor’easter in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Albert Lewis has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Lewis said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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