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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.

Apply for Assistance

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

Nov. 29, 2021, was the last day for individuals and families in Louisiana to apply for assistance after this disaster.

  • 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




New Jersey

New York


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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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Tips for survivors if power is lost.
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Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA will permanently close a fixed Disaster Recovery Center at Queens College at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, but residents affected by Hurricane Ida can still get help with their FEMA applications for disaster assistance. Help is just a phone call or a mouse-click away.
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Twitter Space Chat with FEMA, SBA and Individual Assistance
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Homeowners and renters with uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from Hurricane Ida now have until Tuesday, Jan. 4, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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Homeowners and renters who have uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties have only one week left to apply for disaster assistance.
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With less than one month remaining for Connecticut disaster survivors to apply for federal assistance, more than $26.2 million in federal grants, loans and flood insurance program claims has been approved for residents and businesses to help them recover from damage and losses caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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Last updated November 30, 2021