Nyack woman says village owes her over $4,000 due to Ida storm damage
A Rockland County woman says her local government owes her money due to storm damage she and her neighbors suffered in the aftermath of Ida.
Barbara Rosa says a pipe burst behind her building on Main Street in Nyack during Ida, resulting in 2 feet of water in the basement.
She says it has cost her more than $4,000 to fix.
Rosa says she will not file with FEMA to get the money back because it should be coming from the Village of Nyack.
She claims that a village employee told her the pipe should have been fixed prior to the storm.
"I don't want to beg for $1,000 when I'm owed $4,000 and it's not the government's fault. It's the Village of Nyack's fault, where all of these people pay millions of dollars in taxes," she says.
Mayor Don Hammond tells News 12 the pipe was fixed years before the storm.
The mayor also says any reimbursements would need to be filed through their insurance or FEMA and that he has offered to speak with Rosa on the matter.
"I'm not asking for a lot; I'm asking for what I laid out," says Rosa.
Work to fix the pipe is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. It's expected to last two weeks before the road is fully reconstructed in the spring.