Posted at: 08/29/2013 1:15 PM
By: WNYT Staff
HERKIMER - One day after the second anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the Capital Region, Gov. Cuomo announced help for homeowners hit by flash flooding just last month.
That includes checks going to homeowners in Montgomery County, where people in Fort Plain were flooded out. The county will get $1.4 million from the state. That money will be divided up between 104 homeowners and small businesses.
That's a piece of the $13.6 million that the legislature approved for flood victims in the Mohawk Valley.
After last month's flooding, FEMA said it would not help the flood victims. So the state stepped in.
What could have been, and normally is, a lengthy process was fairly quickly resolved. The governor was able to get approval from legislative leaders to use state money to help the flood victims.
The governor made the announcement Thursday at Herkimer County Community College.