Nearly four years after the Village of Herkimer's storm drainage system was damaged by severe flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Herkimer's application for repairs and flood prevention.

Senator Charles Schumer say the funding will allow for repairs to be made to the village's storm drainage systems at Marginal Road and North Bellinger Street.

The village saw over $6 million in damage in the Bellinger Street area during the 2013 flooding.

Until the recent approval, the drainage systems could not be repaired because the village had not received final project approval from FEMA.  Schumer say the project will cost over $490,000, which has a 75 percent federal cost share.

The Senator visited Herkimer last month to call on FEMA to approve the funding.

Schumer says the flood mitigation repairs will help protect the residents of Herkimer from future flooding.