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Flood victims to share in $16M in state assistance

Montgomery County gets $4M from state

Devastation is seen on Abbott Street as cleanup continued on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Fort Plain following flash flooding in the Mohawk Valley the day before.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Devastation is seen on Abbott Street as cleanup continued on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Fort Plain following flash flooding in the Mohawk Valley the day before.
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Flood-devastated homeowners in Fort Plain and surrounding communities will receive compensation from the state in the same amount the federal government would have provided, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “I’ve said from the beginning that if the federal government didn’t help, the state would step up,” he said. “I said we would, and we will.” In all, $16 million in state money is allocated to flood victims across five counties, Cuomo said Wednesday at a ...

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