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FEMA tours flood damage throughout the area

By WKTV News

DEERFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The damage still lingers throughout the area following flooding that occurred two weeks ago, but now federal help is reportedly on the way.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is in the area assessing the damage along with state officials.

Andrew Feeney, the State Director of Emergency Management was touring some of the hardest hit areas, making stops in Deerfield, the City of Utica, New Hartford and possibly in the Village of Waterville.

Many towns and villages are looking at big clean up bills. For example, the Town of Deerfield has at least $100,000 worth of damage.

The Town Supervisor says he's hoping FEMA will give them financial assistance.

"Part of our assessment today is that we're looking at the kinds of damage that are out here and we're going to make a judgment whether we have enough damage that we can recommend to the governor for federal disaster designation," Feeney said.

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