The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued its final approval for the plan to buy out flood-damaged property in the City Of Oneida.

Senator Charles Schumer says FEMA will award the city just over $21 million in federal funding to buy out properties from residents whose homes were damaged by flooding in 2013.

Schumer says residents will finally get the relief they deserve more than two years after the devastating flooding.

“It’s tremendous news that FEMA will provide the funding necessary to make these buyouts a reality. City of Oneida residents have been at a stand-still for more than two years waiting for these critical funds to buy and demolish their properties. I am pleased FEMA has heeded our call and broken through the bureaucratic morass to provide this stamp of approval.

Now, this $21 million federal investment will finally be signed, sealed and delivered – which will provide the much-needed relief the City has been waiting for, and allow its residents to move on with their lives,” said Schumer.

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