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Ida Assistance Available to Suffolk Residents and Businesses

Suffolk County has received a Major Disaster Declaration due to the damages incurred from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. If your home or business has sustained damage from this storm, you may be eligible for assistance.

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center staffed with representatives from FEMA, New York State, Suffolk County and town agencies who are there to assist you in recovering from the storm has been established at the

Rose Caracappa Senior Center
739 Route 25A
Mount Sinai, NY.

The center is open daily from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Individuals, both homeowners and renters, may apply for financial assistance from FEMA. FEMA Individual Assistance representatives are available at the Disaster Recovery Center to guide applicants through the application process. Or they may apply online through the FEMA Hurricane Ida Assistance website, or by calling 800-621-3362 daily between 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern.

Constituents should have the following information available when they register:

  • Name and SSN of the primary applicant.
  • Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).
  • Current and pre-disaster address.
  • Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household.
  • Current contact information.
  • Types of insurance held by the household.
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income.
  • Losses caused by the disaster.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested


Businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters affected by Hurricane Ida may seek low-interest disaster loans be seeing a representative at the Disaster Recovery Center or online at: SBA Disaster Assistance. Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-659-2955.


  • NYS Department of Financial Services
  • NYS Department of Labor
  • NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
  • NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Suffolk County Clerk's Office
  • Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management
  • Suffolk County Department of Social Services
  • Suffolk County Department of Labor

Local Municipality Contacts

Municipality Office of Emergency Management / Public Safety 24 Hour Phone Number
Babylon 631-422-7600 631-422-7600
Brookhaven 631-451-6172 631-451-6291
East Hampton 631-324-0945 631-537-7575
Huntington 631-351-3030 631-351-3234
Islip 631-224-5730 631-224-5306
Riverhead 631-727-4500 631-727-4500
Shelter Island 631-749-0600 631-749-0600
Smithtown 631-360-7553 631-360-7553
Southampton 631-728-3400 631-728-5000
Southold 631-765-2784 631-765-2600

Starting the Recovery Process

Suffolk County residents can take two steps now that will help them begin their recovery, absent an Individual Assistance county designation.

  1. File a claim. If you have flood insurance, report your loss immediately to your insurance agent or carrier. Be sure to ask them about advance payments. If you need help finding your insurance agent or carrier, call the National Flood Insurance Program at 877-336-2627.
  2. Take pictures of any damage caused by Ida and gather documentation. This information will be critical during your recovery as insurance adjusters, local, state, or federal agencies may ask you for this information.

Information from New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul has secured an Emergency Disaster Declaration from President Biden for New York following the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Ida and its unprecedented, historic rainfall. The counties covered by the declaration include Suffolk County.

New Yorkers affected by Ida can utilize the following resources to help with clean-up and restoration efforts.

FEMA - Get Assistance After a Disaster

There are different assistance programs for individual citizens versus public groups like government agencies and private nonprofit organizations. Find the help you need to support your disaster recovery. "Help After a Disaster" brochures are available in 27 languages and contain information about disaster assistance provided by FEMA, which consumers can apply for whether they have insurance or not. The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

FEMA Disaster Assistance (1800-621-3362).
TTY (1800-462-7585).

Additional Contact Information / County Resources


Emergency Sheltering:

Emergency Management

Suffolk County Essential Departments

2-1-1 Long Island

2-1-1 Long Island connects people to local health and human service and programs.

Dial 2-1-1 or call-free 1-888-774-7633, or visit

The BeReadyLI Initiative is a collaboration between PSEG Long Island, United Way of Long Island, and 2-1-1 Long Island. The initiative is designed to help Long Islanders be prepared before, during, and after a disaster. By following a few simple steps, you can help protect your entire family in the case of an emergency.

Additional NY State Resources

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901