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I mourn for those lost in New York and throughout the nation due to Hurricane Ida and its related flooding, and my prayers are with all those who the storm has affected. I also applaud all the New Yorkers who have stepped up to help their neighbors in a time of need. 

Emergency declarations for Brooklyn and Queens have been issued on the City, State and Federal levels, and assistance is available for those who need it. A list of resources can be found below, as more information is made available, please be sure to recheck the pages for updates. 

New Yorkers are encouraged to report damage to their property by calling 311 or by accessing the Damage Assessment Tool online. This tool allows the City to immediately collect damage information to assess the impact upon affected areas. 

You can also sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, you can receive phone calls, text messages and email alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

The safety of the constituents of the 8th Congressional District and your loved ones is of the utmost importance to me. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my offices at (718) 237-2211, (718) 373-0033 or