Assemblymember Goldfeder: FEMA to Provide Relief to Queens Residents
October 14, 2011
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D/I/WF- Far Rockaway) applauded the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) for approving more than $2 million to be allocated to Queens residents who are recovering after the devastation left by Tropical Storm Irene this summer. “For many families and small businesses already suffering in the current economy, Tropical Storm Irene has only further hurt them,” Goldfeder said. “The FEMA money will be a great help to many, which is why I encourage all eligible residents and small businesses to apply for federal assistance before the Oct. 31 deadline.” The FEMA funds are there to help those residents in a number of ways. The money may be used to assist residents in finding temporary housing, repairs to current housing that are not covered by insurance and the replacement of personal items that were destroyed in the storm. The funding can also be used to help with medical costs caused by Irene. To apply for FEMA funding or for more information, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. The government disaster assistance website also provides information on how to file a disaster or food claim and outlines other benefits and loans available to those affected by Irene.