New York State has braved several recent storms, including Sandy, Irene and Lee. Central New Yorkers have had to contend with flooding along the Mohawk River, most recently at the end of June. Now, federal and state officials have opened the floodgates of funding, which will allow money to flow into the coffers of stricken communities.
More than a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, New York State has forwarded more than 400 applications for property buy-outs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. And state officials say there are more pending.