Stefanik Pens Letter Urging FEMA Help For Flood Victims

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called on Governor Cuomo to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make sure the communities impacted by recent flooding have access to the resources they need. The letter from her, and Represenative Anthony Brindisi, reads, in part, “On October 31st and November 1st, areas of the 21st and 22nd Congressional Districts sustained heavy damage as a result of flooding and high winds. As representatives of these communities, we urge your office to initiate a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and work with federal officials to thoroughly assess the impact and magnitude of the damage caused by these devastating storms. Since a request for federal disaster assistance must be submitted within 30 days of the incident, we believe it is necessary for a Preliminary Damage Assessment to be initiated without delay.”