The waiting list for federal funds to help homeowners and businesses rebuild in the wake of flooding across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley is growing.
The flash flooding brought on by the heavy rains of June 27 and 28 devastated many communities across Central New York. Residents in many flooded communities along the Mohawk River are waiting for help - looking to Albany and Washington for assistance in cleanup and rebuilding.
Contingent of New York National Guard soldiers has been sent to the Mohawk Valley to help with the recovery from the past week's flooding.
State military officials say about 180 engineers with heavy equipment and 50 military police were getting to work Wednesday with residents and businesses to clean up and repair flood damage.
Staging out of the Utica Armory, the engineers were initially set to work in Mohawk and Ilion. The military police were joining local authorities in Oneida, Little Falls, Mohawk, Van Hornesville, Herkimer, Schuyler, Ilion and Middleville.