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Meeting allows flood victims to find help

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Many people are still struggling to recover from summer's flooding, and help is still available, if you know where to look.

Hundreds of people in Herkimer, Oneida, Montgomery and Madison County have exhausted state flood assistance or were denied assistance altogether.

That's because the flood was not declared a federal emergency for individuals.

On Tuesday, a meeting for caregivers and disaster services was held to connect flood victims to resources. And for some people, residual flood damage is proving punishing during a very cold winter.

"Many homes lost their furnaces, or thought they didn't their furnaces but in the early activation of their furnaces, it went out, so we have a lot of basement flooding around Herkimer," said Les Radford of a long-term recovery group for Herkimer. "Those furnaces were inundated, were gone after the floods or deteriorated because of the flooding."

If you are need of assistance, you can call (315) 269-9304 or (315) 527-3671.

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