Flood victims get state aid

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has sent disaster assistance teams to help victims of recent flash flooding in Yates County in the Finger Lakes region.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the teams are being deployed to help residents and business owners as they prepare insurance claims.

Nearly 150 homes and 20 businesses in Yates County were damaged by the floods after heavy rains overwhelmed several small creeks.

Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the county on May 14. Up to $10,000 in disaster assistance is available to residents affected by the storm. Small businesses are eligible for up to $25,000 in aid.

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy toured communities impacted by the flooding and says any residents or business owners who are eligible for help should apply.

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