No disaster declaration for Nassau and Suffolk

No disaster declaration for Nassau and Suffolk

A fallen utility pole and trees lies across neighborhood street in Yonkers, following high winds spawned by tropical storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Luke Sheridan)

A major disaster declaration has been announced for parts of New York after the damage caused by tropical storm Ida, but Nassau and Suffolk were not included.

The disaster declaration will speed up federal financial relief for local governments and deliver individual and public assistance to eligible New Yorkers.

So far, no declaration has been made for Long Island despite substantial damages to property across both counties.

(AP Photo/Luke Sheridan)