Will Damage from Destructive Rainstorms Qualify for Disaster Declaration?

May 22, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 22, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) For the second week in a row, a powerful storm caused flooding and serious damage in parts of the Southern Tier.

A destructive rainstorm hit the Jamestown, Falconer, and Frewsburg areas on Wednesday causing an estimated one-million dollars damage to county roads and infrastructure.

It left farm-fields underwater and flooded basements in 100 homes.

Just last week, another strong storm caused widespread flash-flooding in Gowanda in Cattaraugus and Erie Counties.

The storms also causing significant damage in Yates County.

Officials from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Yates are now calculating the damage tab to see if the areas might qualify for a disaster declaration that would see the counties receive State and Federal assistance.

Residents in Chautauqua County are urged to report all flood-related damage to (716) 753-4341.

Watch Ed Reilly's story for more information.

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