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Cuomo to Ask for Federal Emergency Declaration for Mohawk Valley Flooding

Written By Editor on 7/2/13 | 7/2/13

The flash flooding that Middleburgh and Schoharie were hit with on June 14th has been eclipsed with the raging waters that hit the Mohawk Valley over the last several days. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the President to declare the area a federal disaster area. This would increase focus on the flooding issues and would also increase funding opportunities to help cover much of the damage. The Governor said:
There are many other municipalities that cannot yet begin to assess damages as floodwaters have not receded. This number also does not affect damages to state owned property, such as the canal system, nor does it capture the cost of debris removal or emergency protective measures. The true cost of this disaster will only be known once the waters recede in all affected areas and all of the damage becomes evident. We are confident that once we complete damage assessments in these areas, it will far exceed the state’s per capita threshold of $26.7 million.
There is no word if this will include earlier flooding in Schoharie County earlier last month.
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