Local

FEMA assistance approved for flood damaged NY counties

FEMA assistance approved for flood damaged NY counties

Governor Cuomo announced Friday night that the state’s request to President Barack Obama for Federal public assistance aid for flood affected counties has been approved.

Following the collection of preliminary damage assessments, the Governor offered the President with data that demonstrated that the damage to public infrastructure had exceeded $32.7 million, well above the State’s $26.7 million per capita threshold.

Counties eligible for assistance include Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Police investigate series of Southern Tier thefts

crime2

They say the men have stolen from at least three local towns.

in Local

Gas leak causes chaos in Auburn

firetruck

Underground explosions sent manhole covers flying and filled buildings with gas.

in Local

New evidence in Charles Tan case

tan

Defense lawyers say Tan's father may have been dead before alleged murder.

in Local

City crews still thawing Ithaca’s frozen pipes

Local_News41-620x400

Frozen pipes are still a problem in the city of Ithaca, where more than a dozen residents are still without running water.

in Local

Southern Tier may get casino after all

Tioga Downs Casino & Racing (WENY-TV)

The state’s gaming facility location board has decided to re-open the bidding process.