The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal and will not issue a disaster declaration for last summer’s storms. Total damage in the state from the weeks of rain and flooding was assessed by the state at more than $30 million, with some $4 Million caused in southern Cayuga County.
County Administrator J. Justin Woods said on Monday’s Finger Lakes Morning News the county hasn’t received an explanation from FEMA officials.
Small Business Administration and Administrator Linda McMahon announced last week the SBA will be offering low interest loans to residents, businesses and non-profits impacted by the flooding., but Woods said the FEMA decision is a financial blow to the county.
The damage estimate in southern Cayuga County is around $4 Million. The SBA will have an outreach center open for a week at the Moravia fire hall beginning on Tuesday.
Outreach Center Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Monday 2/26: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 2/27: 9:00am to 3:30pm