Corfu and Darien may get some federal aid for tornado damage after all
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on August 13, 2009 - 7:51am
There may be some federal relief coming to Corfu and Darien for tornado damage clean up after all, according to Assemblyman Steve Hawley.
Hawley announced this morning that the Genesee County communities will be included in an omnibus relief rquest to the Federal Inspection Team along with other counties recently damaged by severe weather events.
Federal relief requirements mandate that eligible areas damaged by storms must have at least 25 uninsured houses, or five damaged businesses, among other guidelines, which means Darien and Corfu alone may not qualify.
The single relief package would include Cattaraugus, Erie, Chautauqua & Allegheny counties, also hit by heavy storms recently, and Columbia, Rensaleer, Cortland and Chenango counties, which also suffered storm-related damage.
"We will continue to keep all residents and businesses who were adversely
affected apprised of the progress regarding possible monetary assistance as a
result of these catastrophic weather patterns of destruction," Hawley said in a statement.