Financial Services mobile command center being set up for flood victims

Posted at: 07/05/2013 4:44 PM
Updated at: 07/05/2013 5:03 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Fort Plain flooding damage
Fort Plain flooding damage
Photo: Courtesy: Patricia Keller

FORT PLAIN - Friday marks one week since flash floods devastated parts of the Capital Region, especially Fort Plain.

Cleanup is still going on and likely will be for some time and it’s costing money.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo deployed the Department of Financial Services mobile command center to Montgomery County.

It will help homeowners and businesses expedite claims so they can get back on their feet.

Flood victims can also call the agency's disaster hotline at 1-800-339-1759.


By the numbers (American Red Cross)

223: Shelter stays at Harry Hoag Elementary School in Fort Plain.

2,500: Number of meals served at the shelter and throughout the community on Friday and Saturday

8,700: Number of snacks distributed along with uncounted water bottles

600: Number of cleanup kits given out with gloves, beaches and mops

1,900: Number of shovels, rakes, tarps, and garbage bags distributed

75: Number of people who have been seen by a doctor

211: Number of homes damaged in the flood

8: Number of homes destroyed in the flood