More Relief Is on the Way for New Yorkers Recovering From Ida

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It’s Wednesday.

Weather: Mostly sunny till midafternoon, when rain and thunderstorms sweep in and proceed into the evening. Heavy downpours may trigger flooding in the area. High in the low 80s.

Alternate-side parking: Suspended right this moment (Rosh Hashana).

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Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an govt order Tuesday eliminating metropolis allow charges for New Yorkers making an attempt to restore their properties following final week’s lethal floods.

The flooding final week turned many basement residences into loss of life traps, significantly in Queens, the place many low-income and immigrant communities reside in basement properties that aren’t as much as security codes.

Getting permits from the metropolis to do main building on these properties may set individuals again anyplace from $100 to $1,200 every, Mr. de Blasio stated throughout a information convention.

“We don’t want to see anyone have to pay for a permit who’s just been through a horrible disaster,” Mr. de Blasio stated.

[Read more about what to do if your home flooded during Ida and federal aid for the New York region.]

More storm aid for New Yorkers

The metropolis has partnered with the American Red Cross to briefly home New Yorkers in resorts whereas they restore their properties. Residents also can name 311 to have the metropolis’s sanitation division pump water out of their properties for free.

The Red Cross will present one debit card per family with as much as $515 to pay for fundamental wants, and New Yorkers can apply for FEMA grants to assist pay for damages as much as $36,000 every. Mr. de Blasio stated New Yorkers ought to name 311 to study extra.

President Biden visited hard-hit areas of New York and New Jersey

During visits to Manville, N.J., and Queens on Tuesday, President Biden stated that Hurricane Ida’s deadly destruction in New Jersey and New York had been attributable to a altering local weather, and that motion was wanted to forestall excessive climate patterns from worsening.

“Climate change is here. We’re living through it now,” Mr. Biden stated in New Jersey. “We’re at one of those inflection points where we act or we’re going to be in real, real trouble.”

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York stated on Twitter over the weekend that she was allocating $378 million in federal catastrophe funding to guard New York residents towards the results of local weather change, and would work with native governments to “identify and fix vulnerabilities so this level of damage doesn’t happen again.”

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New York Flooding

Live Updates: New York Flooding

Updated Sept. 7, 2021, 7:41 p.m. ETIn the flooded New Jersey city that Biden visited, residents really feel forgotten.Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’A worldwide community of activists calls for November U.N. local weather talks to be postponed over pandemic considerations.

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What we’re studying

Several Queens residents who had been uncovered to uncooked sewage throughout the flooding final week say they’ve suffered diarrhea and vomiting, and at the least one individual needed to be hospitalized. [Gothamist]

A 16-year-old horse named Hank was rescued in New Jersey after falling by means of a wood bridge weakened by final week’s heavy rains. [NBC New York]

Self-harm in New York City jails has soared since the begin of the pandemic. [The City]

And lastly: Dr. Anthony Fauci joins The Times to speak about kids and Covid-19

As instances of the Delta variant of the coronavirus proceed to surge throughout the nation and kids below 12 are but to be permitted for the vaccine, the return to high school can really feel unsure at greatest and unnerving at worst.

How will this new pressure have an effect on our youngsters? Is it nonetheless secure for college to happen in individual? What preventive measures ought to we put in place to guard our youngsters?

Hear essential solutions this Thursday at 1 p.m. from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Afterward, you may be a part of a question-and-answer session for mother and father, educators and college students all over the place with Times journalists who’re mother and father themselves, together with Apoorva Mandavilli, a science reporter, and Lisa Damour, a contributing author and psychologist, moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Times columnist and DealBook founder.

It’s all a part of our newest digital occasion sequence simply for subscribers — go right here to R.S.V.P. to this occasion. We look ahead to seeing you there.

It’s Wednesday — shanah tova.

Metropolitan Diary: Touching base

Dear Diary:

I used to be panting closely, and sweat was dripping from my naked chest onto my shorts. It was darkish out, nevertheless it nonetheless felt prefer it was over 100 levels.

Hidden from view, I crouched quietly in the bushes till the jail guards had moved far sufficient from the flagpole for me to make my transfer.

I heard my grandmother calling me for dinner from our fifth-floor window. Now is my probability, I assumed.

Feeling the stress to make a transfer, I burst out of the bushes, lunged 20 toes and tagged the base of the flagpole with my foot, releasing my teammates from Joey Pagano’s seemingly impenetrable fortress.

Everybody scrambled, prisoners and guards alike. I had caught all of them without warning with my brazen sneak assault. As I peered up towards my grandmother, I felt a hand seize my arm. Joey had caught me mid-sprint, making me his captive.

As I sat there, coronary heart pounding, sweat dripping, I used to be gauging my grandmother’s endurance. And simply at that second, I watched every lamp submit and condo mild in our advanced exit one after the other.

On that sizzling July night in 1977, all the electrical energy in New York City drained out like sweat into my soiled socks.

It was one in all the greatest nights of my younger life.

— Oliver Quillia

Illustrated by Agnes Lee. Read extra Metropolitan Diary right here.

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