Officials at Marine Park today to assist flood victims by lake

Staff Reports Posted 28 June 2017 at 8:08 am

Up to $40,000 available for eligible homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs from structural damage caused by lake

POINT BREEZE – State officials will be at the Orleans County Marine Park today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist flooding victims from Lake Ontario.

The NYS Department of Financial Services Emergency Response Unit will include the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to help expedite the permitting process for building and rebuild break walls.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal is making up to $7 million in state funding available for homeowners along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the aftermath of the extreme weather and severe flooding in the region. The new investment program will provide up to $40,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.

PathStone is working with Orleans County residents affected by the flood to access those funds. A representative from PathStone will be on site from 3 to 6 p.m. to answer question about applying for grant funds to repair damages caused by Lake Ontario flooding and to assist residents with the application process.

PathStone expects to have funds available for interior and/or exterior repairs to Orleans County homes damaged by Lake Ontario flooding.

Funds will reimburse homeowners for interior and/or exterior repairs to structural damage caused by the floods, and other related costs, as well as for the repair and/or replacement of permanent fixtures. Eligible activities include but are not limited to the repair or replacement of foundations, septics, electrical systems, mechanicals, insulation, and drywall.

In order to be eligible to receive assistance, property owners must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence at the time of the flood damage.

For more information from PathStone, click here.

For more on the flood relief from the NYS Housing and Community Renewal, click here.

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