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US Senators Gillibrand and Schumer say they'll fight "tooth and nail" to get Clinton County individual FEMA aid

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The two are calling on the President and FEMA to extend individual aid to people in Clinton County slammed by Tropical Storm Irene.

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In a press release, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer acknowledged that local governments are already slated to receive Federal help. 

But they say homeowners and businesses also need emergency support.  The hamlet of Ausable Forks -- which includes neighborhoods in Clinton County -- was hit hard by Irene.

Schumer said the clean-up will “ultimately end up costing homeowners serious amounts of money as they repair and rebuild their homes.”

The aid Schumer and Gillibrand are pushing for includes direct payments, disaster unemployment insurance, and loans from the Small Business Association.

In the release, Schumer and Gillibrand said they’re “going to fight tooth and nail to get” individual FEMA aid for Clinton County.

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