Two months after a savage rainstorm flooded Lockport, Governor Andrew Cuomo brought checks Thursday for hundreds of homeowners and business people whose property was damaged or destroyed by the storm.
The governor says Washington couldn't help so Albany put its own resources into cleanup efforts across the state.
"It shows the leadership of our government," said Widewaters Drive-in restaurant owner Marty Oliveri, who was among those business owners receiving a $50,000 check.
"It gives us the resolve to continue on, showing that we have support."
Oliveri says Widewaters was completely destroyed and won't be back until next year.
"I never had much faith in the government," said homeowner Patricia Garver. She said repairing the flood damage was something she couldn't have completed on her own.
"The work of Governor Cuomo and his entire team has been nothing short of a minor miracle."
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