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Schumer visits hard-hit counties, targets more aid

Senator Chuck Schumer touring flood damage at Schenectady County Community College with SCCC President Quintin Bullock, center, and Acting Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, right, on Sunday, September 4, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Senator Chuck Schumer touring flood damage at Schenectady County Community College with SCCC President Quintin Bullock, center, and Acting Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, right, on Sunday, September 4, 2011.
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U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Phil Parr, coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured Schoharie and Schenectady counties on Sunday to inspect the damage left behind in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand toured areas of destruction in the Capital Region last week, Schumer visited the area for the first time Sunday morning in hopes of gaining more federal ...


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