FEMA representatives reaching out to Brooklyn residents

SUNSET PARK - Representatives from FEMA are reaching out to Brooklyn residents today, knocking on doors to give information on how to receive funding after Irene.

FEMA representatives say they were able to find another $40 million to refill disaster aid accounts, which means they expect funds to last at least to the end of this week.

Agency representatives say newfound money was left over from disaster damage projects before Irene. Officials say FEMA only had about $175 million left, and with spending about $35 million a day -- that was only enough to last about five more days.

FEMA and New York State opened a disaster recovery center at Brooklyn College Monday, giving local families an opportunity to apply for aid. The center is open until Oct. 7.

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