Governor Cuomo Announces Federal Approval for Major Disaster Declaration for Severe October 31 Storm

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:14

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major disaster declaration has been issued by the federal government for the 18 counties that sustained damages during the severe storms and flash flooding October 31 and November 1, 2019. With this declaration, FEMA has validated state and local government estimates that more than $33 million in response costs and infrastructure damage was incurred following the storms. This approval is the next step toward gaining financial assistance from the federal government to allow local communities to continue to recover and rebuild. Through FEMA's Public Assistance program, reimbursement can be received for activities such as debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repairing and rebuilding of publicly-owned infrastructure, including roads, public schools, bridges, parks, hospitals, police stations, fire houses, water and waste water treatment facilities and other public facilities.

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