New York State flooding

Ulster Lawmakers To Approve Flood Buyout Money

Jul 22, 2013
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KINGSTON – The Ulster County Legislature this week will approve an additional $1.5 million in state funds for the purchase and demolition of homes damaged by flooding.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Gerentine said state is providing additional dollars for the buyout program.

β€œIt was additional money that we did not have before. There was talk about it, but this is the actual bond itself and the money to move forward with it,” Gerentine said.

Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief

Jul 9, 2013
Pat Arnow

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll call the state Legislature back to address recent upstate New York flooding if the federal government declines to issue a disaster declaration.

Cuomo issued an emergency declaration a week ago for 15 counties, followed by requesting a federal disaster declaration that would provide money for rebuilding.

He says owners of about 150 homes with significant damage need help, local governments need money for rebuilding roads and culverts and he's pushing for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds.