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Fort Plain residents still waiting for government help

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Photo: Fort Plain homes are condemned while resident wait to see if the government will issue a disaster declaration. NEWS CENTER Photo: Fort Plain homes are condemned while resident wait to see if the government will issue a disaster declaration. NEWS CENTER

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. -- More than a week and a half ago the rains came down, and the Mohawk rose, leaving much of Fort Plain under mud and water.

With widespread damage, many villagers are expressing concern over how their insurance will help cover it all. And now there's word from the Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state may have to step in because it's unlikely the federal government is going to offer financial assistance.

Eric Walters is exhausted physically and mentally, the foundation of his Fort Plain home destroyed, the floor and walls slowly growing mold.

To make matters worse, he had no insurance, but it's unlikely insurance would have helped much.

On Tuesday came more bad news, the governor saying he's not optimistic the federal government or FEMA will step in.

Gov. Cuomo has stated he will call lawmakers back to Albany to if the federal government declines to issue a disaster declaration.

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