Joint Statement From Senators Schumer and Gillibrand – Re: August 18th Flood

Feb 16 2022

“Tropical Storm Fred’s heavy rains and historic flooding had a devastating impact on the residents, businesses, and communities of Steuben County. The Public Assistance and recovery funds through FEMA and SBA that we fought hard to secure at the federal level will go a long way in providing millions to repair the severely damaged infrastructure and help our towns build back stronger. Thanks to the welcome assistance from Governor Hochul, impacted homeowners will now have access to the relief they desperately needed as they continue to rebuild. The damage was severe, and while this won’t make New Yorkers whole, it will provide more resources to help set Steuben County further down the road to recovery and we will continue to fight to help these communities achieve a more resilient future.” –

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand