New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she has “no doubt” the cost from this week’s extreme flooding damage across the Hudson Valley and other parts of the state will reach over $35 million.

The governor said officials are still calculating what the final cost would be.

Hochul said the state will apply for a disaster declaration and reimbursement from the federal government for the costs associated with cleanup “and I know that sometimes takes weeks to do,” she said Wednesday morning in Manhattan while announcing the the return of services by the Metro-North Railroad.

“We are aggressively doing the calculations of the cost right now. We’ll get those submitted to the federal government, and I can anticipate reimbursements will help with this cleanup as well,” Hochul said.

U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan, who represents the Hudson Valley congressional district hit hardest by the storm, told Capital Tonight on Tuesday that he is “marshaling the full force and power of the federal government to get recovery dollars.”


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