Reed And Other Lawmakers’ Joint Statement on FEMA Individual Assistance Denial

October 13, 2021

CORNING NY – Congressman Tom Reed, State Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Assemblyman Joe Giglio, and Assemblywomen Marjorie Byrnes, respond to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of Individual Assistance for area residents impacted by Tropical Storm Fred.

“We are very disappointed with the decision made by FEMA in regards to Individual Assistance for our area residents that were devastatingly impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. On behalf of these individuals, we will continue to work together in hopes of achieving a positive outcome. We would like to thank Governor Hochul in her efforts to appeal this decision and we join her in this process in the hope that FEMA will reconsider.