Federal Flash Flood Aid Sought For Southern Tier
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants the federal government to assist those affected by flash flooding in July in New York, including in Broome County.
The Governor has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for 13 counties with $30 million to help repair infrastructure, pay for the removal of debris and fix structural damage.
In Broome County, over 6 dozen residents were evacuated from their homes in Vestal, Binghamton and Kirkwood. Especially hard-hit were residents in Vestal, where Choconut Creek spilled over its banks again, flooding homes and sending over a dozen residents into temporary housing in the early morning.
Tioga and Cortland Counties are also included in the Governor’s request.