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Hochul Brings Help To Flooded Out New Yorkers

<strong>Thursday., Sept. 2: </strong>Train tracks are flooded in the Bronx following a night of heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York City.
<strong>Thursday., Sept. 2: </strong>Train tracks are flooded in the Bronx following a night of heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York City.

Governor Kathy Hochul says it will take some time for train lines to get back to full strength and major roads to be reopened in the New York City area following historic flooding. With widespread damage in homes, Hochul is sending state employed insurance personnel to areas hard hit with flooding

“Have an assessment of your best estimate of the damage that has occurred, your property loss and they’ll sit down with you help you fill out the paperwork and understand what you need to do.”

Hochul says there needs to be a better system for evacuations.

“People trapped in their basements not able to escape. Those are the images that haunt me in the aftermath of this storm.”

The governor is putting together a task force to do an after action report on what the state did well and can do better. She once again emphasized getting better drainage by subway station entrances.