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News from Gale Brewer

Post-Hurricane Ida recovery resources

I’ve compiled a list of resources to help Manhattanites recover from Hurricane Ida:

  • Manhattan Human Service Center (IS 88, 215 W. 114th St.). open for in-person assistance daily from 8 am – 8 pm – State and City agencies and nonprofits provide help with storm-related paperwork, food assistance referrals, and mental health services

  • Homeowner resources from the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development

  • File a water damage or loss claim form for damages through the NYC Comptroller’s office

  • NYS Dept. of Financial Services’ Disaster Hotline: 800-339-1759, open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – will provide residents and business owners with information regarding insurance coverage for losses, how to document losses, and how to safeguard their property

  • New York State government resource list

  • New York City government resource list, which includes insurance information; tips for businesses; guidance for cleaning after flooding and preventing mold; and assistance options for food, housing, pets, and mental health

  • If you had to abandon your car, call 311 to find out where it was towed (tow pound locations and hours here)

  • The Mayor has waived City permit fees for construction on homes damaged by flooding from Ida

Although President Biden approved NYS’s Major Disaster Declaration and will provide federal recovery funds, Manhattan is eligible only for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, which reimburses the local government for damaged infrastructure. Manhattanites can’t get individual assistance from FEMA, which directly reimburses homeowners and businesses. (The other boroughs were approved for individual assistance.) If you still need assistance, contact my office at 212-669-8300.

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