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Governor Cuomo announces $7 million for homeowners hit by Lake Ontario flooding

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 23:28:21-04

New York state is making $7 million available to help homeowners recover from flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Homeowners will be able to get up to $40,000 in aid. They'll apply through municipal governments or housing organizations.

The Democratic governor previously announced the state would provide $10 million to municipalities and $5 million in small business grants for flood recovery.

State senators have approved a measure that would provide $20 million in grants to property owners and the same amount for municipalities. The proposal has been sent to the Assembly.

Meanwhile, Cuomo signed legislation Monday that lets municipalities apply immediately for emergency loans under a separate, $2.5 billion clean-water infrastructure program approved in the state budget last month.

Anyone dealing with structural damage to their home can contact New York State Homes and Community Renewal by calling this number:

518-474-2057

or sending a message to this email address:

ocrinfo@nyshcr.org

Governor Cuomo also saying no boat should go over 5 mph if it is within 600 feet of the Lake Ontario shoreline. Even the smallest wake can cause water to spill into some lakeshore homes.