ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the federal government to begin considering FEMA aid for homeowners who sustained flood damage during last week’s historic rainstorm, but first a tally is needed.
Islip officials are urging homeowners to report flood damage to the town and allow inspectors in to assess their homes.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, teams of housing inspectors are going door to door looking for damage.
“We’re concerned that people have water damage to their electrical system,” said Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt. “The longer that goes on, the more of a risk you face if you don’t get it fixed. Also, the mold concern. The longer you leave it, the worse it could get.”