July 17, 2013
Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program
On June 28, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a Disaster Declaration in response to the devastating floods that occurred between June 26th and July 3rd in the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County. On July 17, 2013, in response to the impact of these floods and the lack of approved federal disaster aid for individual assistance, the Governor announced the creation of the Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program. This Recovery Program has been created to provide assistance to those homeowners, small business owners, and farmers who were victims of the floods; it is intended to provide immediate recovery assistance to victims and to address gaps in disaster related coverage, such as insurance. Through this program the impacted counties eligible for this assistance are also designated as Community Reconstruction Zones, providing additional funds for assistance with long-term recovery and planning to address future events.
This program constitutes a $16 million commitment of state dollars to provide much needed assistance in as timely a fashion as possible in order to get help where it is needed most, as quickly as possible. The available funds will offset costs associated with the floods that are not covered by other sources. Homeowners, small business owners, and farmers in the counties of Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, and Oneida may be eligible for funding.
Program details are still being finalized; complete application instructions and requirements are not yet available. Affected homeowners, small businesses owners and farmers are encouraged to visit the PRE-APPLICATION FORM to register today or to call the NYS Flood Helpline at1-888-769-7243 for information on how to receive assistance. All registrants will be contacted as soon as final application information is available.
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