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Rye Family Seeks Federal Aid After Flood

RYE, N.Y. -- After two weeks of dealing with the flooding at her Wappanocca Avenue home, Laura Layton decided to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency to see if her family qualified for assistance."We don't know yet," said Layton, who has been living out of a hotel with her husband and three children. "Someone is coming today."

Layton and her husband filled out an application for assistance from FEMA about a week ago at the recommendation of a friend. A few days later they were contacted by the agency and set up an appointment for an agent to come by their home.The Layton's have been living in the house for two-and-a-half years and only had renter's insurance, which doesn't cover flood damage. They've had to get rid of everything on the first level of the house."It's been hard with school starting and everything," said Layton. "But we've gotten into the routine of hotel living."To apply for FEMA disaster aid, visit its website here .

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