The town of Pelham has been working with federal, state, county and local governments to make sure residents are updated with available resources at every level. Below the town has combined information from federal, state and local governments. We hope this is a useful resource and you can always reach out to town officials using the emails on this page
From Congressman Bowman:
We will be sharing further resources for those impacted throughout the week. If you have any casework concerns related to the storm, you can email us at [email protected].
From Senator Biaggi:
I am reaching out with an update for households that have experienced damage due to Hurricane Ida. Earlier today, President Joe Biden approved Governor Kathy Hochul’s expedited Major Disaster Declaration that will provide federal financial relief for local governments and deliver assistance for eligible New Yorkers recovering from the flooding damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
Westchester and Bronx counties will receive funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal and repairs to public buildings and infrastructure, as well as direct support for individuals and homeowners. Eligible New Yorkers can receive funds for uninsured or under-insured disaster-caused expenses, such as repair or replacement of personal property or funds for moving and storage, or medical, dental, and child care.
The link to apply for FEMA financial assistance can be found here: www.disasterassistance.gov.
You will need the following to complete your FEMA claim:
* Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
* Annual Household Income
* Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address)
* Insurance Information if you have (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
* Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)
*Note: You must provide an email address if you want to review your registration status online. If you do not provide an email address, you will be required to contact FEMA for any updates to your registration.
When preparing to file a claim, please make sure you have photos and videos of property damage including:
* IEM, serial, and model numbers of your damaged electronics
* Proof of flooding
* Infrastructure damage
* Debris due to the storm
If you need assistance filing a FEMA claim, please contact my office at [email protected] or by calling
The link to file a claim is www.disasterassistance.gov.
In addition to FEMA financial assistance, below are immediate resources for those living in Westchester and Bronx counties.
Disaster and Flood Resource Center
The DFS Mobile Command Center (MCC) will operate at selected locations in the State of Emergency counties affected by Ida. The MCC is staffed by DFS personnel and can provide residents and business owners impacted by the storm with insurance information regarding policy coverage for losses and suggestions on how to document their losses and safeguard their property. Appointments are not necessary. If you are not able to visit the MCC in person, call the DFS Disaster Hotline at (800) 339-1759, daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. for help with banking, insurance and claim issues.
* The MCC is currently stationed at:
the Grinton I. Will Library, at 1500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers.
* Additional in-person help is available on a daily basis at the following locations near our district:
* Yonkers: Grinton I. Will Library, at 1500 Central Park Avenue (9am-5pm)
* Mamaroneck: Village Court House, 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue (9am-5pm)
For Westchester County Residents:
* The American Red Cross in Greater New York offers general assistance including sheltering and immediate needs.
* Metro New York North: Serving Greenwich, Conn., and Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester Counties, including West Point: (203) 869-8444
* Westchester County, the Red Cross shelter at Mamaroneck High School (1000 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543) remains open for displaced families.
* Get Immediate Help With: Client Services Temporary Sheltering/Housing, Mental Health Assistance, Financial Assistance, Health Services by emailing: [email protected]
* New York State Department of Financial Services: New Yorkers can call the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Hotline at 800-339-1759, daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and by accessing the website atwww.dfs.ny.gov.
If you have any questions or need assistance filing a FEMA claim please contact my office at [email protected] or by calling our office at 718-822-2049.
From Westchester County:
· Please reach out to the County with information relevant to the use of our bee line bus system. We are aware that many residents may have transportation needs due to loss of their vehicles.
· Residents who need housing assistance should reach out to DSS. In emergency cases, they can call 914-995-2099
· Feeding Westchester is working to respond to food insecurity. Residents with need can go to their website at https://feedingwestchester.org/ to find pantries or food assistance near them.
From the Village of Pelham:
For now, please continue to place any storm-related bulk garbage curbside for pickup. Sanitation crews will be picking up bulk (and household) garbage in Area A on Tuesday, September 7th, and in Area B on Wednesday, September 8th, as scheduled. Please do not put out any white goods (appliances) or construction-related debris; they will not be picked up.
The Pelham Fire Department has completed its list of homes that requested support in pumping out excess water. If you still need assistance, though, please email Administrator@PelhamGov.
Finally, I have a favor to ask some of our residents who do not have ready access to the various channels we use to communicate. Members of the board have visited several areas to ensure that people have the information they need, and we will continue this practice, but it’s difficult to contact everyone. If you have a neighbor who is likely to be disconnected from the information we are sharing, please check in on them. If they need assistance, please call the Pelham Police Department at (914) 738-2000. Thank you.
To make sure you receive emergency notifications, subscribe to Nixle alerts (via text message and email) here: https://local.nixle.com/village-of-pelham
For ongoing updates and information from the Village of Pelham, subscribe to Village email alerts here: https://www.pelhamgov.com/subscribe
From the Village of Pelham Manor
Pelham Manor will continue to work collaboratively with the County regarding increased opportunities for disposal of storm debris and garbage through the week. Please note, storm debris pickup by the Pelham Manor DPW will continue throughout the week as needed. All residents should leave their storm related debris at the curb as soon as possible. Please DO NOT place construction or demolition materials (sheetrock, lumber, insulation, ect, or materials with Freon – AC UNITS or a fridge) at the curb for pickup. Items such as a refrigerator (if Freon removed) will be picked up at a later date.
Given the Labor Day holiday, normal refuse collection is on a holiday schedule this week, click here for your collection days. We are working to coordinate a special appliance collection date this week given the recent storm – more information will be forthcoming.
Residents who need housing assistance should reach out to the Department of Social Services. In emergency cases, please call 914-995-2099.
Feeding Westchester is working to respond to food insecurity. Residents with need can go to their website at https://feedingwestchester.org/ to find pantries or food assistance near them.
The County will also continue monitoring power outages, as ConEd had between 15,000-20,000 outages and now appears to be down to roughly 52.
Please let Village Hall know if you need additional assistance at 914-738-8820 – Village Hall is Open Monday thru Friday (Except Labor Day Monday), from 830am to 430pm. Our crews will continue working additional hours throughout the week.
Please pass this information on to your neighbors who do not have access to online methods of communications or have them call Village Hall at 914-738-8820.
If you need emergency services, please call 911 or 914-738-1000