Community Resources: July Flood Disaster
For FEMA to assign a Major Disaster Declaration, New York State has to hit a total threshold of $36 million in damages -- and judging by what we saw in Highland Falls yesterday, Orange County alone will easily eclipse that number. Please be sure to report your damages here so FEMA is compelled to act: REPORT DAMAGES
Highland Falls Shelter and Food:
The American Red Cross has established a shelter at the Sacred Heart facility/food pantry at 7 Cozzens Avenue, Highland Falls. If you know of a Highlands neighbor who has been displaced, or who is safe in their homes but without the ability to prepare food or have it delivered to them, please direct them to the Red Cross shelter.
Additional Links and Resources:
Traffic, Travel, and Transit Information https://511ny.org/#:Alerts
Red Cross Disaster Relief https://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/eastern-new-york/get-help.html
Orange County Helpline 1-800-832-1200
Bereavement Center of Orange County 845-561-6111
Orange County Department of Mental Health 845-291-2608
FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362 or FEMA
Report Damage by calling 845-615-0875 Orange County is trying to involve FEMA. In order to do so, there has to be enough recorded damage.
Organizations that can assist in a natural disaster https://blog.shpbeds.org/blog/organizations-that-help-with-natural-disasters
HUD Disaster Relief Information https://www.hud.gov/disaster_resources
Orange County Flood Recovery Resources and Information https://www.orangecountygov.com/2301/Flood-Recovery-Resources-Information