Homeowners in Lodi reach out for help from Congressman Reed

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On Wednesday, homeowners who lost nearly everything in floods in Seneca County got a chance to show Congressman Tom Reed the damage.

Congressman Reed walked with homeowners and saw the damage first-hand. This comes as the state is asking for federal disaster aid. Reed says they have asked for $36 million in federal disaster aid.

“To be here and to hear the stories puts it in perspective of what were dealing with, this is truly a natural disaster,” said Reed. 

Locals are taking this opportunity as a chance to voice what they need, though his visit was short these folks are in it for the long haul.

Bucket after bucket, Cindy is deconstructing her house from the inside out. Mold has spread to just about every inch of her home, leaving her to do a complete gut job.

Which is what the whole neighborhood is doing since their homes are just as bad or worse.

John Moore said several inches of gushing water swept through his mother’s home. After being in the family for more than 50 years, it’s now condemned.

“We live in a construction site right now and it’s very hard,” said  Moore.  “We are depleting our bank accounts and pretty much our credit cards any means to do what it takes to get both of these houses backup to where they used to be.”

Congressman Reed says there could be delays to getting federal disaster aid due to the damage from Hurricane Florence. 

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