Orleans lakeshore residents, businesses urged to seek state funding from flooding damage

Posted 18 October 2019 at 3:55 pm

Press Release, Orleans County government

ALBION – Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson and Director of Emergency Management Dale Banker are encouraging all homeowners whose residences suffered damage as a result of this year’s flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline to apply for relief funding as soon as possible.

The application process is underway and applications are now available at the Homes and Community Renewal (click here), the state agency tasked with overseeing the program. All applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31.

As part of the REDI program, the state set aside aside $20 million to help homeowners complete repair projects and build to help prevent damage from the possibility of future flooding. While priority will be given to applications that address damage to primary residences, funding to address damages to secondary homes may be considered following fulfillment of primary residence applications.

In addition, the REDI Commission has decided to allocate $30 million toward private business projects, especially marinas, focused on resiliency. Business owners can click here for more for the program through Empire State Development and to fill out a simple intake form. The full application will follow by late November.

Any questions, please contact the Orleans County Office of Emergency Management at (585) 589-4414.

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