Utica, NY (WIBX) - In the wake of last week's flooding, Utica Mayor David Roefaro has announced plans to overhaul the way the city deals with flooding issues.

The Mayor has written FEMA, urging them to expidite federal funds he believes will be appropriated to the city, based on his assessments of city-wide damage.

Roefaro will also initiate a partnership with FEMA that could save Uticans 45% on flood insurance.

He's asking residents who have flood insurance to contact his office for the possiblity of securing up to $30,000 in additional money that goes above and beyond the money paid out by insurance.

Deputy City Engineer Goran Smilijic has been appointed as the city's new FEMA liaison.