President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Ida

Situation Report | September 7, 2021

Yesterday, September 6, President Biden approved an expedited Major Disaster Declaration request initiating financial assistance from the federal government to help communities and individuals recover.  

The Declaration provides Federal financial relief for local governments and New Yorkers impacted by flooding and supplies individual and public assistance to those recovering from damage from Hurricane Ida. 

The counties covered by the declaration for individual and public assistance include: the Bronx, Queens, Kings, Richmond and Westchester counties. At this time, New York County (Manhattan) is included for public assistance only. The Governor will continue to work with FEMA and federal, state, and local partners to ensure New Yorkers get the additional relief that they need. 

During the night of the storm, Governor Hochul declared a state of emergency for downstate counties. HCA alerted home care and hospice providers statewide of the magnitude of the Hurricane and alerted providers to follow the state’s usual storm guidance. HCA is meeting with the Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Emergency Preparedness this week and will discuss the impact of the storm on providers and the workforce. 

If you or anyone you know has been impacted by Hurricane Ida, click here to learn how you can access storm recovery resources.