"This was worse than Sandy. We're right back to phase one, and I don't think FEMA's coming in for this one," resident Nina Ayaz told DNAinfo.
The Office of Emergency Management also said that firefighters were sent to Howard Beach after reports of waist-deep waters in pockets around the neighborhood. Officials advised any New Yorker whose home or business might have been impacted by the rain to report the damage to 311.
OEM promised to collect and map the data in order to asses damages and see if residents might qualify for federal disaster assistance.