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State Providing Grant Money to Yates Flood Victims

Penn Yan, NY -- The state has announced a new round of immediate state disaster recovery assistance for residents and business owners with losses from last week’s flash flooding in Yates County.

Being made available is up to $10,000 in disaster assistance for affected homeowners and renters struggling to recover, and as much as $25,000 in recovery funds for small businesses. The new state disaster program provides emergency disaster funds where it’s needed most, as supplemental assistance to start recovery for victims who are uninsured or under-insured and fills gaps in recovery assistance.

Disaster Recovery Assistance staff will be helping residents and businesses complete applications at Penn Yan Fire Department until 7 p.m. Friday night and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The governor says the flood severely damaged nearly 150 homes in the villages of Branchport, Penn Yan, and Dresden, and the towns of Jerusalem and Italy.



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