Resources to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida

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Letter to the community re Hurricane Ida...

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Given the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida throughout Rye, I’m using this space first to express my deepest sympathies to all who are suffering. My family and I lost our home to a fire in 2002, and we shudder thinking about the personal loss and disruption so many in our community are experiencing and the significant damage to local institutions and businesses.

We as a community have been here before. In the wake of Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, volunteers in our community, including me, were appointed to the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery NY Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee for Rye. With experts in the field and input from the community, we developed 18 projects to improve storm resilience and flood mitigation in Rye. We were awarded a multimillion-dollar federal grant to implement several of those projects and they are underway.

A key reason I am running for City Council is to make sure Rye gets what it needs so that we can protect our people, homes, and property from storms and flooding. I will continue to advocate for Rye by working with our federal, state, and county officials and with our neighboring communities. I will work to ensure that we prioritize storm resilience and flood mitigation in all of our infrastructure and planning.

As I’ve walked around Rye speaking with people whose homes have been severely damaged, the frustration and distress is palpable. It has also been heartening to hear how neighbors have come together to help each other, and to see how our first responders and DPW personnel have been working tirelessly. When we take care of one another and work together, our community endures, and we can flourish again.


Josh Nathan

More Resources

For hyper local assistance, Rye volunteers are available at:

To receive updates from your state and local representatives:

State Senator Shelley Mayer page

State Assemblyman Steve Otis e-alerts

County Executive George Latimer page

County Legislator Catherine Parker page

City of Rye e-blasts

Code Red notifications


Assistance may be available to you from FEMA, following President Biden’'s Major Disaster Declaration for this area. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, or low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

General information:

Individual assistance:

Small businesses assistance: or call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-3362. TTY users: 1-800-462-7585. Open every day, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET.

Important FEMA Information

**Document all damage in writing and with photographs, receipts and other documentation. More is better!**

  • If you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company before applying to FEMA. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but may be able to help where homeowners or flood insurance did not.

  • If you have flood insurance, report your loss immediately to your insurance agent or carrier.

  • Relevant criteria for eligibility include:

  • Damage must have occurred during the incident period of the declaration and be a direct result of the incident.

  • Eligible losses include non-insured damage/loss to primary residence, damage/loss to eligible personal property.

Additional Resources:

NY State Flooding Resources and Recovery Assistance:



Westchester County Department of Social Services for a housing emergency: 914-995-2099

American Red Cross at 877-RED-CROSS

United Way by dialing 211.

FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-3362. TTY users: 1-800-462-7585. Open every day, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET.


Con Ed:

1-800-752-6633 or online at (where you can also view service restoration information and the outage map).

For text notifications signup at Customers can also text REG to OUTAGE (688243) and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your Con Edison account number to complete the registration process.


1-800-VERIZON (837-4966 landline services) 1-800-922-0204 (wireless services). or visit:


Residential customer service: 718-860-3513 or and scroll down to "chat"


Non-emergency Rye Police Department: 914-967-1234

Emergencies: 911

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