Sen. Charles Schumer announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed the final steps to reimburse the village of Gowanda in the amount of $1.3 million.
The funds come from a flood that hit the village in 2009. Following the flood, the village was required to take out a$5 million bond anticipation note to cover costs of 70 projects.
"After sending several letters to Administrator (Craig) Fugate, and speaking with both him and other top FEMA officials, I am thrilled that FEMA has done the right thing and given the 'OK' to release over $1.3 million to the village," Schumer said.
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