FEMA surveys storm damage on Long Island

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured flood-damaged areas of Long Island Monday.

Inspectors made their way through Riverhead and other parts of the East End. FEMA teams are expected to be on the Island for the next few days.

The agency?s report will be given to Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.), who then will decide if New York should ask the president to declare a federal disaster area. If that happens, residents would be eligible for a variety of aid.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy says he is hopeful despite the feds rejecting an aid application after December?s major blizzard.

FEMA officials recommend contacting Long Island?s local emergency management offices for assistance.

To see footage of Steve Levy's press conference go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

Riverhead Flooding Hotline - 631-727-4500Nassau County Office of Emergency Management - 516-573-0636Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management - 631-852-4900

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