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Funding Available For Disaster Areas in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier

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Governor Cuomo announced Friday (November 2) that $13 million is available for restoration and recovery efforts in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes communities that were affected by the severe storms and flooding on August 13-15.

A new residential assistance program has been created to provide funding to primary homeowners whose damages exceed insurance claims and other available aid.

The maximum individual grant award is $50,000.

The program will be administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and assistance will be provided in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Delaware and Chenango counties.

From the official release from Governor Cuomo’s office:

Available grants can go toward reimbursements to support repairs to and restoration of structures, as well as other physical damage required for safety and habitability, including foundations, heating systems, electric systems, wells and septic systems, insulation, and flooring.

The National Weather Service reports these regions received 10-20 inches of rain over a 30-day period that began on July 22.

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