It has been a very sad and trying time for many during the recovery process from Ida and our thoughts are with all of you. The information that is being provided will update you on the Town’s efforts during the storm and towards recovery, including assistance to others, and on FEMA related assistance that may be available to those of you who have been affected by this devastating storm.
First, the timely information:
To allow for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation crews to continue to collect storm debris materials, recycling collection for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8 has been cancelled. Tomorrow, and throughout the rest of the week, storm related garbage will continue to be picked up at the curb as residents work through their property cleanup. The Maxwell Avenue Recycling Facility can only accept comingled recyclables and food waste until further notice. Capacity has been reached for paper, cardboard, e-waste and furniture collections.
As a result of the approved Major Disaster Declaration, we have posted updated FEMA information on our homepage, to provide residents with information on filing claims for federal financial assistance through FEMA. Please check the website for periodic updates.
Now, although it may seem early to be looking back, it is important that we acknowledge the lifesaving work that was executed by the Town’s emergency personnel who responded to hundreds of calls during the storm. We made it through this destructive situation without any fatalities in our local community and thank our staff and first responders for their significant response.
There have been a number of post-storm efforts to note. The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation Commission accepted approximately 400 tons of garbage in two days, which is roughly equivalent to one months’ worth of garbage collection. Once emergency infrastructure repairs were made, Highway staff assisted in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation efforts, and then moved on to assist the Village of Mamaroneck in their ongoing cleanup efforts. They have now returned to assist the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation Commission and remain available to assist each agency further as the need dictates. The Town Engineer’s office has been heavily involved in damage assessment and preparation of plans for further repairs. Building inspection services have been offered to the Village of Mamaroneck. The Department of Community Services has provided Town bus services to aid in the Village of Mamaroneck’s shelter operations. Fuel has been supplied to both the Village of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont. Many other Town departments have provided assistance and coordination for the recovery efforts that have been undertaken and will continue to do so as long as the need remains.
Please know that we are doing everything we can to assist in this massive cleanup and restoration effort. We hope that you remain safe and recover quickly.