“In light of the flooding causing tremendous damage in my district, I am calling on New York State to expand the State of Emergency for Clinton, Essex, and Hamilton Counties to cover July 1st through July 11th in order to strengthen our ability to deliver needed federal funds through FEMA. Following my conversations with local and county officials, it is clear Governor Hochul must update the emergency declaration to accurately reflect the fulsome dates and catastrophic impacts of this rainfall and flooding in the North Country.
“The flooding has resulted in widespread infrastructure and property damage as well as a major disruption of access to basic necessities for my constituents. This dire situation must be addressed immediately by New York State so that the threshold is met to ensure my office can work to deliver federal funds to begin the recovery."
Currently, New York State’s emergency declarations do not include the multiple storms and serious flooding from July 1st through July 10th.