Eastchester Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita is encouraging residents to apply for FEMA aid.
Colavita advised residents to first take multiple photos of any damage and file a claim with their insurance company.
Residents can apply for aid for FEMA aid online or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
Colavita’s statement said: “Residents are encouraged to immediately photograph all damage and to save receipts for any supplies or equipment purchased. Residents should first file a claim with their insurance companies. Next, they should immediately file with FEMA. Once a claim is filed, a FEMA inspector will be in touch within a few days to schedule a visit. Once an assessment is made, compensation will be mailed or direct deposited several days later to those who are eligible. FEMA provides up to $31,900 in aid to individuals and households for a variety of needs; although, some forms of Individuals and Households Program (IHP) assistance have limits.”