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Disaster Declaration Issued For Parts Of New York

People take a look at the 206 route partially flooded as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Somerville, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.
People take a look at the 206 route partially flooded as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Somerville, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

President Joe Biden is declaring a disaster declaration for parts of New York State connected to last week’s devastating storm.  

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Queens, Kings, Bronx and Westchester counties can now apply for federal aid.  Westchester County Executive George Latimer is urging flood victims to take lots of pictures.

“Make a list of all of the different items that you lost because of this.  Couch, bed whatever it is, all those things you have to identify them and try to make an estimate of price.”

Federal money is also available for unemployment assistance and temporary housing. The state has also just launched a section on its website to guide flood victims to services such as food and shelter.