Isaias aftermath: NY to receive $35 million as Trump approves disaster declaration

NEW YORK (WABC) -- President Trump approved $35 million in Tropical Storm Isaias relief for New York State.

It is one of his last actions before he began his coronavirus treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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The President declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New York.

The declaration makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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