State legislators urge Cuomo to help Cayuga County towns affected by flooding

As southern Cayuga County towns are still reeling after flash floods earlier this month, two of the county's state lawmakers are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to act.

State Sen. Jim Seward and Assemblyman Gary Finch visited Moravia and surrounding towns Thursday to survey the flood damage and call on the governor to provide emergency relief.

The flooding caused an estimated $3.74 million in damages to infrastructure. That figure doesn't include the impact to agriculture and homeowners.

Seward, R-Milford, sent a letter to Cuomo Tuesday requesting assistance for local governments affecting by flooding. He asked for the help on behalf of Cayuga and three other counties — Cortland, Chenango and Herkimer — that have experienced flooding in recent weeks.

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