Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Holds Press Conference with Local Officials Announcing Disaster Declaration for State of New York
Kirkwood, NY—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) was joined by John Finch-Commissioner of Public Works, Gordon Kniffen-Supervisor to the Town of Kirkwood, Kevin McManus-Deputy County Executive and the Broome County Emergency Services to announce the Trump Administration’s actions granting a Major Disaster Declaration to seven counties in Upstate New York that experienced unprecedented rainfall and flash flooding from August 13-15. They outlined how the funds will provide critical assistance to municipalities impacted by the recent flooding.
On September 21, 2018, Representatives Tenney and Faso sent a letter urging the President to support New York State’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration in response to flooding caused by heavy rainfall in August 2018. You can read the letter here.
“Extreme levels of rainfall along with severe flash flooding, caused significant and costly damage to homes, infrastructure, and small businesses beyond the response capabilities of state and local governments. The major disaster declaration provides the much-needed support to ensure our communities in Broome, Chenango, and Tioga counties can address these costs and mitigate against future flooding,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
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