LI homeowners seek disaster assistance through FEMA in Ida’s aftermath

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties have been added to a Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration in the aftermath of Ida.
The move means federal funds will help clean up damage on Long Island, and it couldn’t come soon enough for many.
Home video of flooding inside a home on Chadwick Road in Great Neck shows just some of the damage that occurred on Long Island during Ida.
Neighbors on the block had to be evacuated on rafts by the fire department.
Contractors are still working in the area, doing mold remediation and restoration.
Homeowners like Great Neck resident Roya Yahoudaee are hoping the federal money will help them to rebuild.
“I lost all of my first floor,” Yahoudaee says. “I have to change all of the Sheetrock. I have a lot of appliances—air conditioners, the stove, the refrigerator fell.”
Neighbors tell News 12 they have already applied online for disaster assistance through FEMA.
They are now waiting to hear back from an inspector.