Aid for those hit by hurricanes still available
As storm clouds thickened and rain continued to lash the Hudson Valley, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney this week reminded constituents of federal disaster relief still available for those hit by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and Tropical Storm Lee.
Maloney, a Democrat who represents Philipstown and other parts of the mid-Hudson Valley, also announced establishment of a website to help homeowners and businesses apply for post-storm aid. It can be found online at seanmaloney.house.gov/disaster-assistance.
“It is a priority for me to ensure there are now funds available for any unmet needs from any disaster and hope my office will continue to be a resource for my homeowners and business owners who lost so much,” Maloney said in a news statement Monday, July 1. “We cannot forget our families, businesses and farmers who were never made whole” after damaging storms.
On Thursday, June 27, the first-term House member also hosted a workshop in Newburgh to help community leaders apply for strategic investment funds to prevent damage in future disasters. “Although we cannot stop disasters like Irene or Sandy, we can make strategic investments to rebuild, make us stronger, and take smart steps to protect our communities and economy,” he said. According to Maloney, as of June 24 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had obligated $1.28 million to Putnam County.