Suffolk County executive asks state to send help

Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine says the action would qualify the county for FEMA aid, helping rebuild beaches and dunes damaged by the storm.

Kevin Vesey

Jan 11, 2024, 3:18 AM

Updated 156 days ago

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Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine is asking Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency following Monday night’s storm, which left multiple communities under water.
Romaine says the action would qualify the county for FEMA aid, helping rebuild beaches and dunes damaged by the storm.
Officials say new breaches have opened up on Fire Island, the barrier island that protects the south shore.
News 12 reached out to Gov. Hochul’s office for a comment but has not yet gotten a response.


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