State help available for upstate areas hit by August storms
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Residents in New York's Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region who were impacted by damaging storms and floods in August are eligible for financial help.
Officials announced Friday that $13 million is available in the form of grants to homeowners whose damage was not entirely covered by insurance or other assistance programs.
To be eligible for the help, homeowners must live in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Delaware or Chenango counties. Individual grants are capped at $50,000.
The August 13-15 storms came after a month of unusually heavy rainfall, contributing to local flash flooding and greater damage to homes.
The financial assistance comes from federal sources and is being administered by the state's housing agency.