FEMA Officially Makes 'Disaster Declaration' for Residents in NYS -
Assistance is Now Available:
FEMA has officially made a 'Disaster Declaration' for the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Please visit the following link to Apply for Individual Assistance and to learn more about resources available to residents and small businesses: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4615#help-families
You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.
Recent FEMA Documents Updated September 24, 2021:
- Fact Sheet - Individual Assistance Program
- Fact Sheet - IHP Sequence of Delivery
- Recovery Process Flyer
- Recovery Process Flyer (Spanish)
- DR 4615 - Fact Sheet 01 - Eligibility for Disaster Assistance
- DR 4615 - Fact Sheet 02 - Recovery Update
- DR 4615 - Fact Sheet 03 - Recovery Update
- DR 4615 - Fact Sheet 04 - Recovery Update
FEMA: Steps to Apply for Assistance:
Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process:
Step One: Take photos of your damaged home and belongings.
Step Two: Make a list of damaged/lost items.
Step Three: Save yourself time. If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, continue to Step Four.
Step Four: Now that you're ready to apply now for disaster assistance or you would like more information on the types of assistance available, please utilize one of the following methods.
FEMA: Where to Apply for Assistance:
Internet or Smartphone Application:
You may apply for the Individuals and Households Program or check your application status at DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also access FEMA via a smartphone by downloading the application from our website or through your mobile provider’s application store.
You may call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) to apply for assistance or check your application status. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a Text Telephone (TTY), you may call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), please use the standard toll-free FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362).
You may visit a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). To look up DRC locations:
- Visit gov
- Check FEMA’s mobile app
- Or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)
Disaster Survivor Assistance team members may also visit door-to-door in your area. They will have official FEMA photo identification.
By Mail or Fax:
You may mail updates to your application by mail or by fax.
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055
Documents You Need To Provide to FEMA:
- Insurance determination letter. (Note: FEMA cannot provide assistance for losses that are covered by insurance.)
- Proof of occupancy or ownership
- Proof of ID
Other FEMA Resources:
- FEMA: Hurricane IDA Disaster Declaration
- FEMA: Application Checklist
- FEMA: Apply for Assistance & Related Information
- FEMA: Help After a Disaster (in Multiple Languages)
- FEMA in Your Language
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance
- FEMA: I Applied For Assistance. What's Next?
- FEMA: Beware of Scams
Other Helpful Links:
- CDC: Homeowner’s and Renters Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters
- CDC: Household Cleaning & Sanitizing After Floods
- CDC: Flood Waters or Standing Waters
- Feeding Westchester
- Village of Rye Brook: Post-Hurricane Ida Packet for Residents
- NYS Relief & Response Resources: Hurricane Ida
- Westchester County Web Site: Hurricane Ida Resources
- Ready-gov: Floods
- Ready-gov: Hurricanes
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Hurricane Ida
Temporary Housing & Related Needs:
Contact Westchester Co. Department of Social Services for requests for temporary housing, etc.
White Plains District Office
85 Court Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4201
Customer Service: (914) 995-3333
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri., except holidays
General Storm Safety:
Before, during, and after storm events, there are helpful resources regarding safety and utility reporting on the Village's Storm Preparedness Webpage.
View the Village of Rye Brook’s Building Department’s Storm Safety Guidelines with respect to electrical systems, natural/L.P. gas equipment and sanitary systems to help ensure the safety, health and welfare of you, your family, your property and the community at large.