Flood Aid Coming as Part of Bill for NYC Schools

Residents to get grants of up to $50,000 each

Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 4:44 pm

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Albany, NY (WBEN) There will be relief for homeowners affected by flooding along Lake Ontario. State lawmakers approved it as part of a bill to approve an extension of mayoral control of New York City schools.

The bill goes to Governor Cuomo for his signature. The bill includes aid for upstate communities hit hard by flooding.

“Residents, business owners, farmers and local governments impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding will be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief. This bill provides up to a $50,000 grant per eligible homeowner, and keeps the focus on helping year-round residents, not on how much money they make. We also haven’t forgotten about seasonal residents, small business owners, farmers, landlords, not-for-profits and municipalities. The high water levels have posed a significant burden for individuals along the coast. I’m proud both houses of the legislature were able to work together to provide much needed relief to families devastated by the unprecedented man-made disaster, so that they can begin to rebuild,” says State Senator Rob Ortt. 

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