Cuomo announces flood mitigation program

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Governor Cuomo has announced a flood mitigation program that would allow 65-hundred homeowners to elevate their homes. 

Under this optional plan, the state will provide 300-million-dollars to homeowners whose homes were damaged by either Hurricanes Sandy or Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, and are in the 100-year-floodplain.  There is no cost to the homeowner.  The state will pay half of the cost upfront, and the remainder when the elevation is complete. 

So far, most elevations that have been done have been required by the federal government. 

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