Above: A house being built in Windham on February 3 following destruction by last fall's floods. Photo by Hans Pennink for FEMA.
The Windham Journal reported this week that the town of Windham has actually received cold hard cash from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help cover the cost of last fall's devasting floods:
Town board members, at a meeting last week, were informed by highway superintendent Thomas Hoyt that $339,000 has been reimbursed by FEMA thus far for costs incurred fixing what Tropical Storm Irene broke.
Of course, that's only some of the money Windham needs from the agency:
Hoyt said project worksheets for an additional $1.4 million have been submitted to the federal agency for consideration, with the town having already laid out approximately $1.6 million on flood cleanup and repairs.
Hopefully, FEMA funds are on their way to other Catskills municipalities that sorely need them. We wrote about the desperate need for FEMA reimbursements in the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns last week.