NY Continues to Assess Flood Damage and Costs

Governor Cuomo and his top aides are still trying to assess the cost of all of the damage caused by flooding from storms Irene and Lee, and attempting to figure out how much the state will have to pay, and where the money will come from.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the state does have some resources immediately available to supplement the federal assistance anticipated for flood relief in hard hit regions, but the increased spending demands come at a time when the budget is tightly balanced, with little room for extras.