New York State Senator Fred Akshar is asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to request a federal disaster declaration for Broome, Chenango and Otsego Counties due to flood damage last week.

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The Binghamton Republican, Senator Peter Oberacker of Schenevus and Assemblyman Joseph Angelino of Norwich say the damage from the heavy rain July 11 to the 18th is expected to run in the millions of dollars.

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The Republicans say the local governments and residents have experienced flood damage that “will far exceed their ability to recover on their own.”

There are still some parts of roads and some bridges that are closed or barely passible due to the water damage.

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