ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Two state lawmakers say that they are introducing bipartisan legislation to provide some financial relief for people living along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River seaway.
State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle of Irondequoit, a Democrat, and State Senator Pam Helming of Canandaigua, a Republican, say they have reached agreement on a $90 million dollar package to help with flood recovery.
It would include $15 million for residential property owners, $25 million for small businesses, farms and some other categories, and $25 million for municipalities.
The legislation also provides funding for flood control projects and some money for people in Monroe County who had property damaged in a windstorm.
The lawmakers say this bill is modeled after grant programs implemented in the wake of various storms such as Sandy, Irene and Lee.
Record-high water levels on Lake Ontario and the Seaway have contributed to damage along the shoreline in recent weeks.
Governor Cuomo has been to the region on a few occasions recently announcing relief packages for homeowners and municipalities.