New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will cover more local costs for recovery from the storms that flooded parts of New York last summer.
His office says the state will make $61 million available to 25 counties to help pay for emergency shelter as well as road, water system and other infrastructure repair and clean-up projects that followed tropical storms Irene and Lee.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency usually covers 75 percent of eligible costs with the state and localities paying the rest.
Cuomo visited Middleburgh in hard-hit Schoharie County on Wednesday and said the state will pick up the local share for most eligible expenses.
He says that will involve money put in place by the Legislature and requested from the federal government.
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