Hurricane Ida Resources

Brookhaven’s Rose Caracappa Center to Serve as Storm Recovery Center for Hurricane Ida

Brookhaven Town residents whose homes were damaged by the unprecedented rains caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida can apply for federal FEMA grants and receive state and local assistance at a Storm Recovery Center set up in the Rose Caracappa Senior Citizen Center. The center is located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai. The center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm until further notice. Read Press Release

New York State

Ida Resources

Please refer to New York State's (NYS) response to Hurricane Ida, which has links to resources with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), NYS, and local governments. This page can be translated into many different languages if needed.

Insurance Policy and Coverage Questions

For constituents looking to reach out to the NYS Department of Financial Services for questions about their current insurance policy and coverage, they can use the DFS hotline at (800) 339-1759.

Flood and Disaster Resources

View DFS flood and disaster resource page. This page has links to brochures and other helpful resources for constituents. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Individual Assistance from FEMA

For constituents seeking financial assistance from FEMA, they can apply directly for assistance through the FEMA website and find other FEMA resources. They can also register for assistance by calling: 800-621-3362.


Individuals may apply for this disaster assistance whether they have insurance or not. Registering online is the fastest way to access FEMA assistance. Not only can you register here, you can check the status of your claim and upload requested documents.

Required Information

Constituents should have the following information available when they register:

  • Name and SSN of the primary applicant.
  • Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).
  • Current and pre-disaster address.
  • Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household.
  • Current contact information.
  • Types of insurance held by the household.
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income.
  • Losses caused by the disaster.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested