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Cuomo says NY will give $10 million in relief to flood victims after FEMA denies aid

Governor Andrew Cuomo has stated he will have a plan in place by tomorrow that will detail how funds will be issued to flood ravaged communities in Central New York.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has stated he will have a plan in place by tomorrow that will detail how funds will be issued to flood ravaged communities in Central New York.

“We're going to have to make a determination immediately like today and tomorrow because this has already been now two weeks for a lot of these families,” said Cuomo.

Cuomo hopes to use an executive order to provide $10 million in aid from the state budget, rather than calling the legislature back, which could be costly and time-consuming.

“I have some discretionary authority within the budget and you're right, we don't have the $10 million identified, so I have to find a program that gives me the legal discretion and I have to identify $10 million within the budget,” Cuomo explained.

The Assembly and the Senate are both reportedly supportive of the governor's plan, which means good news could be coming soon to flooding victims.

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