Cuomo: All Eligible Applicants Will Receive Flood Relief FundsPosted: Updated:
After historically high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River this summer, Governor Cuomo announced all eligible applicants will receive relief from flooding.
It looks like the relief will cost more then the $45 million originally set aside.
The governor's press release says many eligible homeowners could receive up to $50,000. Small businesses, farms, homeowner associations, and not-for-profit organizations may be able to get up to $50,000.
Effected municipalities could receive up to $1 million for repairs and restoration for infrastructure and systems, also another $500,000 for flood prevention.
Below are comments from from the governor's office from Cuomo, State Senator Patty Ritchie, and Assemblywoman Addie Jenne.
Governor Cuomo - "As communities recover from the devastating flooding this summer, I am committed to helping every impacted New Yorker get back on their feet," "With this funding, we will ensure everyone receives the help they need as the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River communities work to rebuild and become even stronger than before."
Sen. Ritchie - "For months, I have been visiting and talking with those who have seen their primary and secondary homes, and businesses destroyed by unprecedented flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. When it became clear that the demand for help surpassed what was available, I made it a priority to do all I could to see that everyone who was eligible for support received it. I would like to thank the Governor for recognizing how critical it is to connect all those eligible with the resources they need to rebuild. I remain committed to continuing my work to see that everyone impacted is able to fully recover."
Assemblywoman Jenne - "I appreciate that the governor understands that the devastating flooding from this past spring is still an on-going issue for affected communities and it will continue to be over the next several years. Residents and businesses are still struggling to get back on track and additional funding in next year's budget will help to address the complex issues that communities are continuing to deal with."