Cuomo requests disaster declaration
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for New York as the result of flooding that occurred on June 27 and 28.
The request comes after a state disaster emergency was issued by the governor for 15 counties, including Montgomery and Schoharie counties. Cuomo's letter to Obama outlines the extent of the damage caused by the storm, which likely caused one fatality.
The Governor’s letter to the president is available at the bottom of this post.
The state estimates that the flooding caused more than $13 million in damage, not including damage to state-owned property, like the canal system. "We are confident that once we complete damage assessments ... it will far exceed the state's per capita threshold of $26.7 million," wrote Cuomo.
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