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Hurricane Ida

Apply for Assistance

Resources for Affected Areas

Clean-Up, Repair & Rebuild

Rumors & Scams

Media Toolkit

Press Releases & Fact Sheets

We continue to work with federal, state, local, tribal and community partners to support the ongoing response for Ida. As clean up efforts begin across several states, this page offers general and state-specific information and resources related to applying for assistance, post-storm safety and news and multimedia products.

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Learn more about the response to Hurricane Ida across all federal agencies on USA.gov.

Apply for Assistance

Individuals affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania now can apply for assistance.

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
    • Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.
      • If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA come from an unidentified number.

Due to current disaster activity, we are experiencing heavy call volumes. The fastest way to apply is online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

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Already applied for assistance? Check your status online.

Our agents will not be able to provide additional information regarding inspections. A FEMA inspector will contact you prior to your inspection. Please continue to monitor the status of your case online.

Resources for Affected Areas

Louisiana

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Louisiana residents: For storm updates text "IDA" to 67283. For shelter information, text 'LASHELTER' to 898211 or call 2-1-1.

Mississippi

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

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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.

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FEMA is currently seeking interested, qualified property-management companies and owners of rental properties to help the housing needs for Hurricane Ida survivors.

Rumors and Scams

Unfortunately, after a disaster there are often many rumors and scams. Protect yourself by always checking sources of information and learning how to spot scams.

Do not trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information.

  • DHS, FEMA, HHS and CDC staff never charge for disaster assistance.
  • Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money.
  • Beware of visits, calls or emails from people claiming to be from FEMA asking for your Social Security number, bank account or other sensitive information. Giving out this type of information can lead to identify theft.

Visit the Hurricane Ida Rumor Control Page

Report Disaster Fraud

Media Toolkit

Below you can find Live Announcer scripts, images, b-roll, graphics and videos with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Haitian Creole , Korean and ASL.

Live Announcer Scripts

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FEMA Assistance Scripts

If you are a member of the press you can download our script in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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Press Office Contact Information

Images and B-roll

Supplies Arrive in Louisiana Ahead of Hurricane Ida

Support in Action

View Hurricane Ida images and videos to see how we are supporting on the ground.

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Graphics

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Press Releases and Fact Sheets

A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
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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.
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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.
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FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida, Sept. 1-7, 2021.
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A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
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Last updated October 26, 2021