Residents of a mobile home park in Plattsburgh who were displaced by severe flooding in January moved back into new homes Tuesday.
In January an ice jam formed in the Saranac River that led to flooding of the Underwood Estates Mobile Home community in Plattsburgh. Nearly 200 people living in 70 homes were evacuated. The city was not eligible for FEMA or state recovery aid. Governor Andrew Cuomo toured the damage shortly after the water receded and vowed to help. “These 70 residences need help. So I don’t care that it doesn’t fit into a state program. I don’t care that it doesn’t fit into a federal program. We’re going to reimburse people for their losses. We’re going to make $7 million available, up to $100,000 per home. I don’t think they’ll even get to that level per home.”