ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state had awarded $2.9 million in flood relief funds to local governments in Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Cayuga and Jefferson counties.

The Democrat says the funding will be used for ongoing restoration and recovery efforts and to protect communities from future storms.

The largest single award — $1 million — went to the Wayne County town of Wolcott.

The state has committed $95 million to help homeowners, small businesses and municipalities recover from flooding that impacted communities in a region stretching from where the Niagara River enters the lake to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in northern New York.

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