GREAT NECK, NY – Residents of Great Neck who suffered damage to their home or business from Hurricane Ida are now eligible for federal emergency relief funds.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently added Nassau County to its federal declaration of emergency, which means residents and business owners in the town of North Hempstead can now receive essential resources which they need to recover from this month’s storm.
“(P) arts of North Hempstead suffered significant flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Ida,” city supervisor Judi Bosworth said. âRecovering from something like this can be overwhelming, and it is so important that those who live and work in North Hempstead have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to help them support them in this process. “
To help speed up the process, FEMA has opened a corporate headquarters at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. If you need assistance, authorities recommend that you first contact the FEMA call center at 1-800-621-3362 to obtain a case number. You will then be asked to provide a general list of damage and loss, insurance information, a current cell phone number and address, and a social security number.
If you have been displaced, you will be entitled to funds for housing assistance, home repairs, replacement of personal property, legal services, unemployment assistance and crisis counseling, according to officials of the city.
Once done, you can report to Michael J. Tully Park at 1801 Evergreen Ave. You must bring proper identification, your call center number, and any additional documents requested by the FEMA call center representative.
FEMA Headquarters in New Hyde Park will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA call center at 1-800-621-3362.