Tri-County Hospital In Gowanda remains closed since August 2009 Flood
WASHINGTON,D.C. - It's taken more than three long years but finally, on Thursday, officials in the Village of Gowanda got the good news they've been waiting for.
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that FEMA has released $1.3 million to help pay for the cost of damage done when floodwaters ravaged the community back in 2009.
Schumer says the money will reimburse the village for a short-term bond used to pay for some 70 different recovery projects.
"The delivery of this long-deserved and much-delayed FEMA funding is a big win for the taxpayers in the Village of Gowanda," said the state's senior senator. "I saw firsthand the damage done by the 2009 floods and committed to doing everything in my power to make sure Gowanda got the federal assistance it deserved."
Two lives were lost in the village that summer as severe storms ripped through the area. Gowanda was among the areas hit hardest.