ABC New York reports:
President Joe Biden has approved disaster declarations for both New Jersey and New York following devastation by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and ahead of the president’s planned visits to both states on Tuesday.
In New York, the president’s approval makes federal funds available to affected individuals in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Westchester.
In New Jersey, Biden’s action makes funds available to residents in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties.
NEW: We just received a Major Disaster Declaration for in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties.
We will now have access to essential federal support to help New Jerseyans recover from Tropical Storm Ida.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 6, 2021