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10 Jul 2017

More Flood Victims Are Eligible For State Aid

The state has made additional $45 million available to shoreline residents and communities affected by flooding.

The new batch of money will help out more residents who are both year-round and seasonal.

"It will reimburse homeowners up to $50,000 for damage to their homes. Small businesses, up to 100 employees, up to $50,000," said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

More people can also get the relief. For the first time, seasonal households making under $275,000 a year are eligible, as well as all permanent residents regardless of income.

"And if there are people that are unserved, I'm sure that there will be more resources that will come," said Gary Beasley, Neighbors of Watertown CEO.

The state's mobile command centers are assisting with insurance claims.

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