Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency

Sep 3, 2013

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.

The cost of repairs to the city's waste water treatment plant is estimated at $1.5 million, and bills continue to come in from contractors hired for those repairs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a stop in Oneida last week to announce that people affected by the June 28 flood would soon get state relief checks. Cuomo said 1,206 home and business owners in a five-county area would get checks totaling $13.6 million for repairs.

The state stepped in after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied homeowner aid.

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