BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Irene have so far collected about $2.5 million in disaster relief funds, officials say. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it has received some 1,700 applications from storm victims around the borough. It began providing recovery aid six weeks ago. The deadline to apply for aid is Oct. 31. The agency is accepting applications through its website.Apply for FEMA Disaster AssistanceFEMA representatives reaching out to Brooklyn residentsFEMA relief center opens at Brooklyn CollegeFEMA approves federal aid for Brooklyn