Sullivan to be added to counties declared Major Disaster Declaration

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ALBANY – Sullivan County is now eligible to receive federal financial reimbursement for Public Assistance to help municipalities recover and rebuild publicly-owned infrastructure and facilities.

Westchester was already approved for Public Assistance under the declaration.

Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek said Hurricane Ida “was one for the history books, and communities across our county and this state depend on compassionate leadership as they try to put their lives back together.”

A Major Disaster Declaration, requested by the governor and signed by the president allows for financial assistance from the federal government to provide disaster relief and allow communities to recover through either Public Assistance or a combination of Public and Individual Assistance.

Public Assistance provides emergency assistance to save lives and protect property as well as funding debris removal and repairs to public buildings and infrastructure, including roads, bridges, schools, parks, hospitals, police stations, fire houses, water and wastewater treatment facilities and other public-owned facilities.

Individual Assistance provides direct support for individuals and homeowners.