GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Village of Gowanda was under a state of emergency in May of 2014 as creeks and streams rose above their banks.
More than a year later, the Village still can’t use the reservoir. Friday, a lawmaker is going to ask the federal government to help with the Village calls a dire situation.
Village officials have been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify the problem with the reservoir and create a solution.
A plan has been sent to FEMA and requested funding to complete; officials are now waiting for approval.
Sen. Charles Schumer met with Gowanda’s Mayor and Disaster Coordinator on Friday urging FEMA to approve the plan.