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Federal Emergency Management Agency denies individual aid for Steuben County



Albany, New York – New York Governor Kathy Hochul issues a statement late Tuesday concerning FEMA’s individual assistance denial for Steuben County.

“We must do everything in our power to help New Yorkers recover and rebuild from natural disasters. We will immediately appeal FEMA’s decision on Individual Assistance for Steuben County residents impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. The people of Steuben County have suffered enough, and it is our duty to work together to secure the federal funding they deserve.”

A week ago President Biden approved the state’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for eight counties, including Steuben and Tioga.

According to the Governor, she was waiting for FEMA’s decision concerning individual assistance for those in Steuben County hit hard by the Tropical Storm Fred.

It appears that decision was handed down Tuesday, according to Gov Hochul’s office.