Governor ready to devote millions to flooding victims
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:21:27 GMT —
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he and legislators are ready to devote about $10 million to hundreds of flooding victims in the Mohawk Valley.
Cuomo says legislative leaders support the spending from the state's $135 billion budget and details for homeowners will be available by Wednesday.
Exactly how Mohawk Valley residents would receive that money to repair and replace their homes isn't clear.
Cuomo says Tuesday he hopes to speed the process by acting administratively, rather that calling the Legislature back to session. That could take two weeks and cost the state tens of thousands of dollars.
Cuomo tells public radio's "Capitol Pressroom" that he had hoped the federal government would provide the money. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided this week that the victims aren't eligible.