New York Remnants of Hurricane Ida

New York

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

Declaration Date: Sep 5, 2021

Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.

To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of our workforce and survivors.

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.

"Help After a Disaster"

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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:
  • 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 or visit

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 

Kirundi & Malay News Releases & Fact Sheets

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $175,441,555.03
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $19,769,308.17
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $195,210,863.20
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 39806
Last updated January 18, 2022