Residents in Islip receive help following record rains

Long Islanders trying to recover from the record rains and flash flooding are receiving some help in Suffolk County. A Command Center from the State

A Command Center from the State Insurance Department

A Command Center from the State Insurance Department was at Islip Town Hall to provide assistance to people with flooded homes and businesses. (Credit: News 12)

ISLIP - Long Islanders trying to recover from the record rains and flash flooding are receiving some help in Suffolk County.

A Command Center from the State Insurance Department was at Islip Town Hall to provide assistance to people with flooded homes and businesses.

Many residents showed up Thursday with paperwork in hand, hoping to get some additional financial assistance. However, some were rejected because they did not have flood insurance.

George Haggerty, of the New York State Department of Financial Services, says he is hearing from residents that they've already been rejected. Many of them say it’s because the circumstances of the flooding had nothing to do with inside water damage.

Sen. Chuck Schumer was in Bay Shore Thursday, saying he already asked FEMA to determine if there is enough damage to qualify for federal funds. He says representatives from the relief organization will be on the ground Friday.

As for state aid, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet allocated any, but an administrative official says he has directed his staff to immediately start looking at ways to provide financial assistance.

 

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