12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 19:01
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus announced that, after extensive advocacy and effort from both leaders, FEMA has authorized Individual Assistance for residents of Orange County who were affected by Hurricane Ida."After months of advocating directly to FEMA and working with Governor Hochul and Executive Neuhaus, I am thrilled to announce that Individual Assistance is on the way for Orange County residents" said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. "I've seen first-hand the extensive damage Hurricane Ida did to folks across Orange County and this Individual Assistance will go a long way towards helping our communities get back on their feet."
"Since Ida hit Orange County, I have advocated for individual assistance from FEMA for residents impacted by the storm, and have worked closely with Congressman Maloney to secure these vital funds. I'm thankful that we worked together to make this assistance available for our residents," said Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus. "Many families suffered financial hardships as a result of the storm and this funding should bring them some relief."
Further Information on Individual Assistance:
FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. IHP assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet your basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.
IHP Assistance may include:
Additional information on Hurricane Ida Relief can be found here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4615