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
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.