ALBANY, N.Y. -- The governor has deployed over 250 National Guard members to help residents and businesses impacted by the recent heavy rains and devastating flood damage in the Mohawk Valley region.
Guard members along with 27 pieces of heavy equipment will
be deployed to affected areas to help with debris removal and security.
"The State is using every resource at its disposal to help New Yorkers impacted by these devastating floods," Governor Cuomo said. "I have deployed 250 members of the National Equipment to provide immediate aid and assistance on the ground in those communities hardest hit."
These National Guard members are stationed in the Southern Tier and Capital Region areas and have been deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and have helped New Yorkers impacted by past hurricanes and tropical storms including Irene, Lee and Superstorm Sandy.