Senator Charles Schumer was in Herkimer today to ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve funding for repairs to the village's storm drainage systems at Marginal Road and North Bellinger Street.

The North Bellinger Street area sustained over $6 million in damages due to flooding in 2013.

Schumer says the drainage systems have not been repaired yet because the Village has not received final project approval from FEMA.  He says Herkimer remains vulnerable to flooding until the drainage system is repaired.

Schumer urged FEMA to expedite and approve the village’s request for funds to make critical repairs and protect its residents from future flooding.

Schumer was joined by Herkimer Mayor Anthony Brindisi and village residents