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Senator Young Wants FEMA To Move Faster To Help Allegany Co.

August 8 2015
ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY – The Allegany County Towns of Swain, Angelica and Almond, both homes and businesses, were hit hard in the July storms that passed through the area. There was over two million dollars in damage from the July 14th winds and rains in Allegany county.
Appearing on Top Story with Brian O’Neil on WLEA Radio on Saturday morning, State Senator Cathy Young said that she believes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be moving faster in helping the Allegany county towns that were hit with flooding last month.
Young says because it’s not 27 million dollars in damage, FEMA is not assisting Allegany County yet. “I’m going to continue to push, and hopefully we can get some relief in our region, because our people deserve to have the same kind of treatment as other parts of the state.”
Sen. Young says she’s spoken with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, Homeland Security, the State Emergency Management office. Young says she’s given them data from Allegany County to prove her point. She described the officials from those offices as “receptive.”

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