Officials estimate $5M in county road damage from spring flooding

NORWICH – Director of Public Works Randy Gibbon and Emergency Management coordinator Matt Beckwith spoke to Chenango supervisors Monday about repairing the damage done by this year’s April and June floods.

According to Gibbon, county roads sustained around $2.5 million worth of damage in April and another $2.5 million in June. However, according to Gibbon, the county-wide costs of the storm are not enough to be a federally-declared statewide disaster. “Local municipalities will have to absorb that funding themselves,” he said.

Gibbon went on to explain there would be funds coming in for the April storm alone. Approximately 87.5 percent of the repair costs will be covered with 75 percent coming from the federal level and 12.5 percent from the state level. The other 12.5 percent will have to be covered by a local share.

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