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FEMA completes tour of damages in city of Oneida

FEMA completed its tour of the city of Oneida on Tuesday after severe flooding caused extensive damage throughout the region.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – FEMA completed its tour of the city of Oneida on Tuesday after severe flooding caused extensive damage throughout the region.

Now the area is waiting to see if any federal aid will be granted to help recover what has been lost or damaged.

Governor Andrew Cuomo asked President Barrack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for the state of New York at a press conference held on Monday.

Oneida Mayor A. Max Smith believes the damages meet the requirements needed for federal aid.

Dumpsters have been brought to the area to help people who have access to their homes to begin the clean-up process. 10 to 20 percent of flood victims are still unable to return to their homes.

An 8 p.m. curfew remains in effect in the city of Oneida.

Shelters are still open those unable to return to their homes. The following shelters are available to flood victims:
  • Herkimer – Mohawk Valley Community College.
  • Oneida – The YMCA on Seneca Street.
For more information on shelters, you can call the American Red Cross at (315) 705-5293.

To see current road closures due to flooding, click here.

The Governor’s office activated the New York State Flood Helpline on Tuesday. For more information on the helpline, click here.

The Steven-Swans Humane Society in Utica is providing help for pet owners by offering dog and cat food, crates, and blankets for anyone who needs assistance. To receive their help, call (315) 738-4357.

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