Hochul signs major disaster declaration in Ida recovery efforts

News
Kathy Hochul

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

NEW YORK (NEWS10) — On Sunday, Gov. Kathy Hochul provided an update on storm recovery efforts to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida flooding.

Hochul signs major disaster declaration amid Ida recovery effort for counties and municipalities of local government to assist New Yorkers recovering from the damage of Hurricane Ida.

“New Yorkers are still recovering from the damage across our downstate communities, and this request I signed and submitted to President Biden can secure the financial resources that are due to New Yorkers who suffered unimaginable devastation as a result of the storm,” Gov. Hochul said. 

New Yorkers who have been displaced including uninsured families, would be eligible for relief funds in housing assistance, crisis counseling, unemployment, legal services, and home repairs said, Hochul.

Gov. Hochul has also directed that $378 million in previously-awarded hazard funding from FEMA be devoted to bolstering New York State’s infrastructure against extreme weather.

The launch of an online resource Hub ny.gov/ida announced by the Governor has been set up for New Yorkers to access additional information in assistance programs, accessing shelter, and food. The information provided will update as more resources become available.

“I have seen the heartbreak and pain of these families firsthand, and I pledge not to forget them and to ensure they get the resources they need to recover. Our recovery and support services teams remain on the ground, doubling down on our restoration efforts until New Yorkers are able to stand on their feet again.” Gov. Hochul said.

Gov. Hochul continues to direct state emergency response assets on-ground efforts in the necessary help with cleanup and restoration. State and local first responders continue to be fully engaged in supporting local governments in storm response.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

Latest COVID-19 News

More COVID-19