Ida Recovery Updates

FEMA Updates - October 19, 2021

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to operate a Disaster Recovery Center at the Mamaroneck Village Library (136 Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck 10543) to assist homeowners, business owners and renters affected by the September 2 severe storm and flooding from Hurricane Ida. The center formerly located at the Will Library in Yonkers has closed.
    • These locations are a one stop shop for Federal, State, County, and City resources, including: 
    • US Small Business Association, NYS Department of Financial Services  and Department of Motor Vehicles, Westchester County Department of Health and Department of Social Services, Red Cross and Con Edison.
    • Hours of operation are daily (Monday-Saturday) 10AM-6PM.
  • FEMA’s Mobile Disaster Recovery Site is open from 9AM-5PM, and will be making stops at:
    • The Greenburgh Public Library (300 Tarrytown Road) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (October 19-21)
    • The Ossining Public Library (53 Croton Avenue) on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday (October 23, 25, 26)
    • The Port Chester Village Hall (222 Grace Church Street) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 28-30)
    • FEMA teams are going door to door in impacted areas. This week they’re in New Rochelle and Scarsdale. Stops were made in Mt. Kisco and Irvington last week. 
  • The deadline to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to FEMA is Thursday, October 21st. This fund provides assistance to municipalities and other public entities (school districts, fire districts, housing authorities, non-profits, etc) that sustained significant damage during Tropical Storm Ida.  

Small Business Association Offering Low-Interest Loans

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Low-Interest Federal Loans to businesses, non-profits, and homeowners who experienced significant damage during Tropical Storm Ida. The application is active through November 4, 2021.

Temporary Suspension of Building Permit Fees due to Damage Resulting from Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida inflicted tremendous damage to properties within the Town which, in many cases, will require substantial work to rectify. Since the overwhelming destruction will cost residents and business owners of the unincorporated area thousands of dollars to fix, the Town Board determines that the suspension of permit fees for a limited time is appropriate. To see the full details of the temporary suspension, please click here. If you have questions regarding permits, please call the Building Department at 914-381-7830.

FEMA

As of Monday, September 6th, President Biden approved the request from Governor Kathy Hochul for financial relief for local governments and New Yorkers. Under this request, the Town of Mamaroneck and individual residents may qualify for public assistance from FEMA. Services to eligible residents include funds for housing assistance, crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, home repairs, and legal services. Residents may apply for the disaster aid in the following ways:

  1. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
  2. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  3. Download the FEMA APP on your smartphone.

Here you can find more information about aid for individuals and households. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, or low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. Certain documents may be required, please visit this website before applying. 

Small businesses recovering from Ida damage may also qualify for disaster loan assistance from the Small Business Administration. For information, please visit this website or call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339).

If you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company and start documenting your damage before applying to FEMA. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but may be able to help where homeowners or flood insurance did not. If you have flood insurance, report your loss immediately to your insurance agent or carrier.

Please make sure you are carefully documenting all damage in writing and with photographs, receipts, and other documentation. 

If your residence has or is suspected of having mold, please see the link attached here, for helpful tips. 

Please view the link here for safety tips on reentering your home after a natural disaster.

If you need further information or assistance you may also call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 1:00 am EST.

Please see the below fact sheets for more information:

FEMA Individual Assistance Fact Sheet

FEMA Disaster Assistance Sequence of Delivery

FEMA List of Eligibility Fact Sheet

FEMA Start Your Recovery Process Flyer