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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.


Individuals, both homeowners and renters, may apply online for financial assistance through the FEMA Hurricane Ida Assistance website, or by calling 800-621-3362 daily between 7am to 1am Eastern.

If Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Loss, Other Sources Can Help. Click here to learn more.

Tips for Appealing a Decision from FEMA. Click here to learn more.

Beware of Fraud and Scam Artists


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

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