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WNY legislators call for emergency storm recovery funding

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 13:12:33-04

The aftermath of the recent storms in Western New York continues. 

A bipartisan group of Senators and Assemblymembers are calling for Governor Cuomo to issue a disaster declaration and provide emergency funding for communities impacted by recent tornadoes and flash floods.

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, Sen. Christopher Jacobs, Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Assemblyman Michael Kearns and Assemblyman David DiPietro represent communities in Erie and Wyoming counties hit hard by severe weather earlier this month. 

Hamburg, Holland, Orchard Park, Attica and Bennington were areas impacted by tornadoes and flooding.

In a letter to the governor, the Legislators cited extensive damage to homes, businesses, trees, power lines and roads.  The funding would help residents and local governments to pay for the extensive cleanup and recovery efforts.  

See letter below: