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Sen Schumer visits flooded Fort Plain

FORT PLAIN - Sen. Chuck Schumer went to Fort plain Wednesday saying it's possible some flood victims could receive as much as $31,900 in federal assistance as soon as three months from now.

Schumer said he thinks at least 90% of the municipal costs and expenses associated with Friday's flooding and the recovery would be covered by federal aid.

Among the flood victims the Senator met were the children of 87-year-old Ethel Healey who lived on Abbott Street one of the hardest hit parts of the town. Her family and neighbors say she was inside her home when the water washed it away. Her body was found Monday in debris Caught in a lock on the Mohawk River. Her family says her strongbox full of important papers was found Sunday in the mud about a mile from Abbott Street.

Healey's Family say she had been trying to get out of her house around 6 AM Friday and at one point had help from another Abbott Street resident Jeremy Vanvalkenburg. He told CBS6 Healey sent him to gather his own family first and says the water rose quickly while he was doing so, taking Healey and her home.

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