Congressman John Faso, County Executive Kathy Jimino and State Senator Kathy Marcione were among the elected officials who toured the flood damaged regions of eastern Rensselaer County Monday. The town of Hoosick and the village of Hoosick falls were flooded Saturday night causing road washouts, damaged homes and buildings and a massive clean-up and repair which is now underway.
Rob Allen, the mayor of Hoosick Falls, spoke with WAMC News after Monday’s tour.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to quickly approve any request for help from communities in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley, areas that also suffered flood damage this weekend.