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Gov. Cuomo to speak in western New York following severe flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo will discuss the next step following the severe flooding that happened in the western New York months ago.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo will be making a visit to western New York on Thursday, July 6.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will be making an announcement at the Sunset Bar & Grill in Wilson.

It is expected that the governor will discuss the next move following the severe flooding that happened in the western New York months ago.

Governor Cuomo is scheduled to speak at 2 P.M. You can watch his announcement live on this page.

On Wednesday, Congressman Chris Collins, along with state lawmakers, came to a marina in Lyndonville.

The lawmakers passed a $55 million aid package last week to help victims of the flooding in the said area.

The flooding, and erosion that came with it, damaged a number of business establishments and homes.

The boating industry also took a hit because of the severe weather.

Marina co-owner Don Anderson said “We weren’t able to open until Memorial Day, so you know we lost four weeks right off the bat. The fact that people can’t bring their boats in, or the beach isn’t grated the way it usually is, a lot of people who made reservations are cancelling.”

A number of lawmakers wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo, asking him to request that the U.S. President Donald Trump make the south shore of the lake a disaster area. This would enable the use of federal funding to help restore damage done by flooding as well as erosion. — Centrionews.com

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