State command centers set up to help residents with insurance claims

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $10 million in state funding is available to help municipalities that have been impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario. 

The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure. The funding is available through New York State Homes and Community Renewal. 

"As Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River continue to slowly rise, we must do everything in our power to ease the financial and personal toll on our families and communities, while fortifying our infrastructure to ensure its continued viability," Cuomo said. "With this available funding, we are ramping up our multi-agency response efforts to help these communities and provide the assistance that they need now."

The state continues to deploy Emergency Response Mobile Command Centers that can help residents with insurance claims. Those who cannot visit the centers can call the Department of Financial Service’s Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759.

The command centers are set up for the following sites, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

Today, May 23, County Marine Park, Point Breeze Road (Route 98), Kent, Orleans County.

Wednesday, May 24, Parma Town Hall, 1300 Hilton Parma Road, Parma, Monroe County.

Thursday, May 25, Sodus Point Beach Park, 7958 Wickham Blvd., Sodus Point.