September 09, 2021

Federal, State and Municipal officials take action addressing the impact of the remnants of Hurricane Ida imperiling of health and safety of those living in New York City and adjacent areas

On September 9, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochuland the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the openings of several Disaster Recovery Centersthat will provide information, assistance and help for New Yorkers who were impacted by the storms and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida while New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio issued Emergency Executive Order 346 addressing unsafe conditions imperiling health and safety.

 

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide information on the types of federal help available to homeowners, renters and business owners as a result of the major disaster declarations stemming from the hurricane. The Boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, Kings, Richmond and Westchester County were designated for Individual Assistance under the major disaster declaration for the Remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Mayor de Blasio's Emergency Executive Order is set out below:

WHEREAS, the public safety was imperiled by a flash flood emergency caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that flooded roads, impacted mass transit, stranded motorists, and caused widespread damage to residential and commercial buildings throughout the City, causing unsafe conditions in those buildings and imperiling health and safety;

WHEREAS, the state of emergency to address the remnants of Hurricane Ida, declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 230, and extended most recently by Emergency Executive Order No. 234, remains in effect; and

WHEREAS, additional reasons for requiring the measures continued in this Order are set forth in Emergency Executive Order No. 235;

NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of New York pursuant to law, including Executive Law § 24, I hereby order:

Section 1.  I hereby direct that sections 1, 2, 3, 4 of Emergency Executive Order No. 235, dated September 7, 2021, are extended for five (5) days.

§ 2.  The City Cleanup Corps and relevant agencies shall work to clear debris in affected areas on both public and private property.

§ 3.  I hereby direct, in accordance with section 25 of the Executive Law, New York Civil Service Law 61(2) and Rules of the Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York 5.1.1, that the City Cleanup Corps and staff from any agency, as designated by their Agency Head, shall assist the Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management to carry out the directives set forth in this Order.  The Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management is further directed to take all necessary steps required to carry out the directives set forth in the Order.

§ 4.  This Emergency Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect for five (5) days unless it is terminated or modified at an earlier date.


Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio

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