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New York Remnants of Hurricane Ida

New York

Incident Period: Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

Declaration Date: Sep 5, 2021

Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster

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If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Disaster Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.

Learn more about the application process.

Get Immediate Help

Find help with needs that FEMA is not authorized to provide. Check with your local emergency management officials, voluntary agencies or by dialing your local 2-1-1.

I Was Told to Call the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established facilities to provide business owners, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters with answers to their questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. These facilities can be either virtual or brick-and-mortar, depending on the circumstances surrounding the disaster and other factors. Click here for more information: DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

To obtain information about the type of facility serving your area, the location(s), and the hours of operation, visit the section below titled “Local Resources” or call the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

See more about SBA loans.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering your residence. When inspectors arrive at your home they will maintain social distance, visually assess the exterior of the residence, and verbally confirm the interior damage over the phone.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download brochures.

Local Resources

Local News & Media

Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.

Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources in New York Updates 

FEMA provides regular updates of resources to survivors recovering from Hurricane Ida-NY.

Please view the latest fact sheet for the most up-to-date application deadlines and information. 

Kirundi & Malay News Releases & Fact Sheets

Twitter Space Chats

Disaster Recovery Centers 

At a Disaster Recovery Center, you can apply for FEMA disaster assistance, check the status of your application and get information about other resources available.

Disaster Recovery Centers are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays, view the list of our fixed locations. 

*FEMA will suspend operations at the three remaining fixed Disaster Recovery Centers in New York Thursday in observation of Thanksgiving. The FEMA Helpline will also be closed for the holiday. All three centers and the Helpline resume operations Friday, Nov. 26.

The FEMA Helpline will be closed for Thanksgiving and reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26.


Survivors may visit the mobile unit and meet with FEMA staff and representatives of other federal and state agencies. They can also get help uploading documents. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will also be available to explain how to apply for low-interest disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Routes: Nov. 22 to Dec. 4

Dutchess County | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pawling Recreation Center
2 Lakeside Drive
Pawling, NY 12564
Monday, Nov. 22 to Wednesday, Nov. 24 

Dover Town Hall
126 East Duncan Hill Road
Dover Plains, NY 12522
Friday, Nov. 26

Amenia Town Hall
4988 State Route 22
Amenia, NY 12501
Monday, Nov. 29

Kings County  | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island Branch
1901 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Friday, Dec. 3 to Saturday, Dec. 4

Queens County | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
203-05 32nd Avenue
Bayside, NY 11361
Monday, Nov. 29 to Wednesday, Dec. 1

Nassau County | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manorhaven Beach Park
158 Manorhaven Boulevard
Port Washington, NY 11050
Friday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 27

Suffolk County | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village Center
101A East Broadway Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Monday, Nov. 22 to Wednesday, Nov. 24

Westchester County |  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mount Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park
1 Wallace Drive
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Tuesday, Nov. 23, Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 26

Westchester County  | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

City Hall Annex, Room B1
90 Beaufort Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Sunday, Nov. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 30


Survivors do not need to visit a recovery center to get help. To apply for FEMA assistance, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.

On site Small Business Administration Representatives

Representatives are available to provide in-person assistance at Recovery Centers in the affected areas.

  • Click here, then scroll to “Locations to receive assistance” for locations and hours of operation of Hurricane Ida Recovery Centers in New York
  • Email: DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov
  • Call: 1-800-659-2955

How To Appeal 

If you disagree with a FEMA decision about your eligibility for disaster assistance, remember that you have the right to appeal. Be sure to provide documentation of the damage that affected your essential living space or made your home uninhabitable. That includes repair estimates, contractor bids and photos. For more information and advice on the appeals process, see the: Tips for Appealing a Decision from FEMA Press Release.


Renters who live in the nine counties designated for federal assistance after Hurricane Ida can apply for FEMA assistance for necessary expenses and disaster-related serious needs not covered by insurance. Renters may be considered for help to replace personal property such as furniture, appliances, school supplies, vehicle repairs, medical and dental bills related to the disaster. For more information, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, visit the nearest Disaster Recovery Center at fema.gov/DRC or visit DisasterAssistance.gov.

Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who had losses or damage caused by Ida may be eligible for help from the Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Fund managed by the New York State Office for New Americans. Call the CPC Brooklyn Community Services at 718-685-3315 for assistance and information. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.


New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance if you live or work in the Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties. To be considered, applicants must be ineligible for other kinds of unemployment assistance. You must also explain how, when and where you lost your job. To apply, call the New York State Department of Labor at 866-642-7227. The deadline for filing for disaster unemployment benefits is Thursday, Nov. 18.

Clean Up After A Disaster 

If you have a mold problem caused by Hurricane Ida, call your insurance company to file a claim. Mold can pose serious health risks and should be removed as soon as possible. If you live in one of the nine counties listed above and have not already applied for FEMA assistance, file an application. You may be eligible for a one-time $300 Cleaning and Sanitizing grant to help with Ida cleanup costs. Find tips about mold remediation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters | CDC.

Additional Federal Resources 

How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $143,994,182.24
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $15,193,899.76
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $159,188,082.00
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 33524
Last updated November 27, 2021