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July 10, 2013

Flood relief off the table for homeowners

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Given that federal aid for homeowners is all but ruled out at this point, "insurance is going to be the best way for people to get relief," Tucker said. "Most people aren't going to get any help (from F.E.M.A.) even if there is a disaster declaration."

Property owners are still encouraged to submit notices of claim to the city listing damages they suffered due to the storm. The city will continue keeping a list of affected properties in the event there is some change in F.E.M.A.'s policies, Tucker said. All notices of claim are turned over to the city's insurance carrier for liability review, that's routine; but the carrier likely will reject most flood-related claims, city attorneys predicted. Instruction sheets on composing a notice of claim are available at the city clerk's office.

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