Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today proudly announced that $10 million in state funds is now available to help residents and municipalities rebuild and repair after the devastation caused by widespread flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline in recent weeks.

            “What is pivotal to our affected communities is not only residents rebuilding their homes but empowering local governments to rebuild their infrastructure,” Hawley said. “We cannot function as a town, let alone a county, without functioning sewer systems, roads, culverts and reliable public water sources, and this funding will go a long way toward assisting our return to normalcy.”

            Hawley, who was one of the first elected officials to spend an entire day touring the shoreline was also one of the first elected officials to call for an end to the International Joint Commission’s Plan, which many would argue is to blame for record-high water levels, as well as to call for a State of Emergency in affected counties along the shoreline.

            “I am pleased to see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working diligently to mitigate further damage and I applaud the governor’s diligence to deploy over a million sandbags in our region and establish Emergency Response Mobile Command Centers and a Flood Assistance Hotline. But, unfortunately, we have a long road to recovery and we must remain vigilant to protect residents and businesses from further damage. As always, my office is available to assist residents in any way possible,” Hawley continued.

            An application for a Storm Recovery General Permit can be found here and affected residents are encouraged to visit one of the Emergency Response Mobile Command Centers below:

Tuesday, May 23

Orleans County - NYS Emergency Response Mobile Command Center

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Town of Kent

County Marine Park

Point Breeze Road (Route 98)


Wednesday, May 24

Monroe County – NYS Emergency Response Mobile Command Center

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Town of Parma

Town Hall

1300 Hilton Parma Rd


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