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Cuomo, Schumer head to shores of Erie and Ontario to talk about flooding

Two of New York's most powerful politicians will be on the shores of two Great Lakes today to talk about flooding.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will be in Wilson, ravaged by this year's high waters of Lake Ontario.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer will be in Hamburg to talk about the occasional flooding that occurs on Route 5 when winds whip up Lake Erie.

Schumer makes the first appearance at 1:15 p.m. on Route 5 near Hoak's Lakeshore restaurant. That is the area often battered when winds cause Lake Erie to flood the road.

Then at 2 p.m., Cuomo will visit Wilson to discuss the recent flooding from Lake Ontario. Last month, the Senate and Assembly reached deal lfor $90 million in relief. But Cuomo raised cost concerns about the costs, and in the the final version approved last week, the grants for affected residential and commercial properties was cut to $55 million .

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