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NY: $7M for homeowners hit by Lake Ontario flooding

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GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is making $7 million available to help homeowners recover from flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Homeowners will be able to get up to $40,000 in aid. They'll apply through municipal governments or housing organizations.

The Democratic governor previously announced the state would provide $10 million to municipalities and $5 million in small business grants for flood recovery.

State senators have approved a measure that would provide $20 million in grants to property owners and the same amount for municipalities. The proposal has been sent to the Assembly.

Cuomo declared a state of emergency earlier this month for a region stretching from Niagara County in western New York to St. Lawrence County in northern New York.

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