FEMA has added Dutchess County to the Sept. 5 federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Ida, bringing to nine the number of counties whose residents are now eligible to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
FEMA provides translation and interpretation services in order to reach out and communicate with disaster survivors who speak little or no English. FEMA also has staff and technology to support disaster recovery for those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have low vision.
As the people of New York repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Lowe’s stores on Staten Island to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by natural disasters stronger and safer
FEMA inspectors record disaster-caused damage. They do not determine if you’re eligible for FEMA assistance or the amount or type of assistance that FEMA can offer. It is important to respond when they try to contact you.
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred from Aug. 18-19, 2021.