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Posted on: September 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bulk pickup info...drainage assessment follow up...FEMA info

bulk -schedule appointments going forward. IF you left out bulk before Friday and we did not get to you we will pick up this week.
Be patient: we will also be addressing drainage and road issues

As you are all aware the Town of Greenburgh and our residents have sustained a large amount of damage as a result of Ida.  We want to let you know

that we all understand how devastating the loss of property can be and we also want you to know that we are here to help in any way that we can. The Sanitation Department has been picking up the bulk garbage.  If you left out your bulk before Friday and we did not get to you we will complete the pick up this coming week. We ask that residents schedule appointments going forward.  This has been an enormous task, an overwhelming amount of bulk had to be picked up from residents throughout the town.  The bulk that our sanitation crews have picked up is extremely heavy. They have been working non stop since the storm and deserve our thanks.

The Engineering and Highway Departments have an very extensive list of requests for drainage assessments and road repairs. We ask that everyone please be patient with us as we examine all these issues as it will take some complete the reviews.  We have compiled a long list of drainage assessments, road repairs from many residents. This was a major storm and many people have requested help.  It's impossible to address all the drainage assessment concerns all at once.  But we will try to address your concerns.

We had extensive damage to the Theodore Young Community Center and to our water department and are also working hard trying to get both buildings back in shape.

I want you to know that if you need anything I can be reached at my cell: 438 1343 or at 

Again thank you all for your patience as we deal with these conditions

Paul Feiner


Residents who suffered property damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA will be able to offer financial assistance to residents through ‘individual assistance’ programs.

Please make sure you are carefully documenting all damage in writing and with photographs, receipts and other documentation.

FEMA will set up Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) where people can file claims for assistance in communities which are particularly damaged. The County is working with FEMA to organize DRCs throughout the county as well as mobile DRCs where residents can file online or remotely.

Those eligible for assistance are impacted residents with eligible disaster related losses.

  • 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.

For more information, and to view the FEMA individual assistance application and required application information please visit

If you need further information or assistance you may also call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET.

Small businesses recovering from Ida damage may also qualify for disaster loan assistance from the Small Business Administration. For information please visit or call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

Residents who need housing assistance should reach out to the County Department of Social Services. If you have a housing emergency you may call 914-995-2099.

More information about aid is also available from Governor Kathy Hochul's office. Please visit to learn more.

It is not necessary to meet with FEMA in person to start a claim. If you have suffered significant property damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, you can apply online for FEMA assistance here:

FEMA Check-list

This is what you need to know before applying for assistance, according to FEMA's application checklist:

Before you start your FEMA application, please have the information below and a pen and paper ready.

Social Security Number
You, another adult member or minor child in your household must have a Social Security number. You or they must also be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

Insurance Information
You will need to describe the type or types of insurance coverage you have. This could include coverage under policies like homeowners, flood, automobile, or mobile home insurance.

Damage Information
You must describe the damage caused by the disaster. It will be helpful to document the damage as much as possible with pictures, receipts and the like. You will be asked to include the type of disaster (like flood, hurricane, or earthquake) and the type of dwelling or vehicle (like a condo, mobile home or house, or a car or truck). Eligible losses include non-insured damage/loss to primary residence, damage/loss to eligible personal property.

Financial Information
You will be asked to provide your total annual household income, before taxes, at the time of the disaster.

Contact Information
You also will need to provide the address and phone number of the property where the damage occurred and the address and phone number where you can be reached now by FEMA.


Post Ida Storm Clean Up Tips - Preventing & Cleaning Up Mold

Tips from the CDC

Prevent mold growth

  • Clean up and dry your home quickly after the storm or flood ends- within 24 to 48 hours if possible.
  • Air out your house by opening doors and windows. Use fans to dry wet areas. Position fans to blow air out doors or windows.
  • Throw away anything that you can’t clean or dry quickly (such as mattresses, carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, upholstered furniture, cosmetics, stuffed animals, baby toys, pillows, foam-rubber items, books, wall coverings, and paper products).
  • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters.
  • Thoroughly clean all wet items and surfaces with hot water and laundry or dish detergent. For example, you’ll want to clean any flooring, concrete, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Fix any leaks in roofs, walls, or plumbing as soon as you can.

Clean up mold with a mix of bleach and water

More tips are available from on the CDC’s website:

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