Supervisor Bill Reilich has announced that FEMA has included Monroe County in the Federal Lake Ontario Flooding Disaster Declaration. This will help local governments receive funding for damages incurred by the high water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario this past year. Public assistance will be made available on a cost-sharing basis and will provide assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.
“I have been working diligently with Federal and State officials to ensure that the Town of Greece, and all of the municipalities in our area affected by the flooding, would be included in the Disaster Declaration” said Supervisor Reilich. “Many water-front residents in Greece experienced significant damages as a result of the flooding this past year. Being included in the Lake Ontario Disaster Declaration will help provide assistance for emergency work and for critical repairs to facilities and infrastructure. I will continue working closely with officials and advocating for all water front residents affected by the flooding”.