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Here's how you can receive up to $50,000 from NY state if you were affected by Lake Ontario flooding

Posted at 12:59 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 05:10:21-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York state is now accepting applications from those who were impacted by historic Lake Ontario flooding; which could see them receive up to $50,000.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday, the state is now accepting applications, until Halloween, for the Lake Ontario Homeowner Recovery program, which would make $20 million available to neighbors in the following counties:

  • Cayuga
  • Jefferson
  • Monroe
  • Niagara
  • Orleans
  • Oswego
  • St. Lawrence
  • Wayne

The governor says:

historic flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has had severe consequences for homeowners and it is vital that New York State intervene and lend a helping hand

Here's the following criteria needed to qualify:

  • Homeowners who were impacted by flooding January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019
  • Applications must be received by October 31, 2019
  • Applications must address damage incurred to primary residences, which sustained direct physical flood-related damage that threatens the safety of the home
  • Funding to address damages to secondary homes may be considered following fulfillment of primary residence applications. Further details on a new application window will be forthcoming

Looking to apply? You can find the application, along with additional information on the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Grant Program, here.