Westchester County pledges help for Hurricane Ida victims
Westchester County is pledging help for Hurricane Ida victims, many of whom are still living in hotels.
County Executive George Latimer says he toured Brook Lane in Rye Brook the day after Ida flooded more than a dozen homes.
Some of those residents are still living in a hotel, but that assistance ends for most families on Oct. 31.
The county executive says families can request an extension which will be approved on a case by case basis. "I understand why many people are upset. They've lost everything. It’s a very emotional situation and it makes people frustrated," says Latimer.
Latimer also says the county is prepared to put funding toward long term projects to mitigate future flooding.