Picente urging flood victims to get to assist sites


Local officials are reminding flood victims that if you filled out a pre-application online as of Friday, July 19 that you still need to go to one of the help centers and fill out materials in-person to try and receive assistance.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente was at the New Hartford Fire Department, one of the four flood-assist sites available through Tuesday. Picente says he was hoping to help get the word out about the process and urge residents to take advantage of the resources available to them.

"There's staff here to walk them through the application process, various agencies are here to provide other assistance as well and Adjusters National, as well, will help them assess as they go through and determine what kind of damages they have, get a quick overview of it," Picente said. "And from that point on, the state will take its action and in 4 to 6 weeks and get people in a situation that's correct."

Local officials expect homeowners will need the full $16 million in state aid if not more.

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