NORWICH – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced in a press release today they have expanded federal disaster assistance in Broome and Chenango Counties. The assistance, previously designated to assist government entities and municipalities, has been extended to cover aid for homeowners, business owners, and renters affected by the severe storms on November 16 and 17.
The November storm caused flash flooding in many parts of Chenango County. With approximately three and a half inches of rain falling, in a short period of time, areas of Chenango County that had previously been unaffected by flooding were hit the hardest. Water rushing down the hill behind one home on Plymouth Street destroyed portions of the foundation, leaving the home condemned.