The price tag for the flood damage in southern Cayuga County is little worse than originally estimated. Emergency Services deputy director Niel Rivenburgh told the county’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday night FEMA has placed a $3.92 Million price tag on infrastructure damage from the July storms. The state’s office of emergency management had pegged the cost at $3.74 Million.
He tells Finger Lakes News Radio the slight bump wasn’t unexpected.
The figures are above the threshold for a Small Business Administration disaster declaration, which has been delivered the declaration to Gov. Cuomo. Rivenburgh says home and business owners need to report damage to his office.
If the Governor signs the declaration, the SBA would set up a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the county. The federal government has yet to act on the FEMA disaster declaration requested for the flood damage along the Lake Ontario shoreline.